Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s glittering form last season powered Manchester United to a memorable double and the Ballon dâ€™Or could be his reward, come December 2nd.
Ferguson and the rest of his team-mates have expressed their happiness towards Ronaldoâ€™s success, but Evra is one of those realistic people.
”Ronny expects to win the Golden Ball,â€ Evra told the press. â€œBut I have told him that when people see him in the pictures with the golden ball he will have a lot of enemies!â€ he continued.
It is true that Cristiano Ronaldo has been the victim of serious fouls this season, needing heavy treatment during the match against Villareal after Capdevilaâ€™s reckless challenge; Ronaldo left the pitch with cuts and bruises. He also had to limp off with a leg injury at Villa Park the week before. Fortsätt läsa You want to win the Golden Ball? Then you need to suffer!
The night was set for Ronaldo to come out as the most important figure of the encounter. The â€˜50% representative of Manchester Unitedâ€™s powerâ€™ â€“ as Marcos Senna said a couple of months ago â€“ was the starring man in last nightâ€™s entertaining goalless draw in Spain.
Despite sustaining a leg injury during Saturdayâ€™s game away to Aston Villa, Cristiano Ronaldo finally made the trip to Valencia with the rest of his team-mates for tonightâ€™s Champions League encounter against Villareal.
The 0-0 score line that Manchester United had against Aston Villa in Saturdayâ€™s late kick-off was surely not Fergieâ€™s desire. The Red Champions missed the chance to close on Chelsea and Liverpool who also drew goalless.
The friendly was expected to be a clash between many of the worldâ€™s best players. Queiros thought Cristiano Ronaldo and Deco will match the likes of Kaka and Robinho, but Dunga proved him wrong.
Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s â€˜fatherâ€™ is enduring a shaky start since taking charge of the managerial job, and things could not get any better for him last night. Brazil trounced Portugal 6-2 to their worst defeat in more than four years.
The battle that will be in the Premiere League at the end of the month between Manchester United and Manchester City is somehow almost already under way.
It wonâ€™t be in England this time, but in Brasilia, where Portugal meet the Copa America Champions Brazil.
Ronaldo and Robinho come against each other in what is arguably the most interesting tie of the night, and the Sky Blue number 10 is already relishing this clash.
Cristiano Ronaldo has once again spoken out on his own performance over the Ballon dâ€™Or and the Fifa Player of the year award, describing himself as the best player in the world.
Despite recognising the abilities of other players, Cristiano Ronaldo rated himself as the only true contender for the individual honours in a joke which he made in an interview with Sao Paulo-based paper O Estado:
”I am the first, the second and the third best player in the world. But there are other good candidates like Kaka, Messi and Fernando Torres,” Ronaldo said.
The day was simply his; Cristiano Ronaldo certainly explained to Ferguson why he deserved a rise of salary.
Going into the match against Stoke City on Saturday, Ronaldo was just one goal shy of a hundred for Manchester United and after an embarrassing afternoon at the Emirates a week before, the Portuguese Superstar was resolute to get things right â€“ this time, in front of the home fans.