It has been reported that Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world.
The England international believes Real Madrid star Ronaldo is rightly the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or award because he has usurped Barcelona’s Lionel Messi as the best player in the world.
Asked by MUTV if he felt Ronaldo would retain the trophy, Rooney replied: “I think so. He’s had an incredible two or three years and I think he has certainly overtaken Lionel Messi now as the best player in the world. I’m sure it’ll be difficult to give it to anyone else.”