You want to win the Golden Ball? Then you need to suffer!

Cristiano Ronaldo’s glittering form last season powered Manchester United to a memorable double and the Ballon d’Or could be his reward, come December 2nd.

Ferguson and the rest of his team-mates have expressed their happiness towards Ronaldo’s success, but Evra is one of those realistic people.

”Ronny expects to win the Golden Ball,” Evra told the press. “But I have told him that when people see him in the pictures with the golden ball he will have a lot of enemies!” 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 Capdevila’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!

Torres and Fergie await the crowning of World Player of the Year-elect Cristiano Ronaldo

Only five days remain for the world to know who will be the next Ballon d’Or winner. Due to his amazing performance last season, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the hot favourite to win the award.

Barcelona’s Argentine Superstar Lionel Messi, Spain’s Euro 2008 winning captain Iker Casillas and striker Fernando Torres also all vie for the honour.

However, Liverpool’s number 9 fully believes that Ronaldo is the right man for the price.

”No-one can rival him,” the Spaniard told France Football a week ago. ”He is in a class of his own. I have never seen a comparable player.” Fortsätt läsa Torres and Fergie await the crowning of World Player of the Year-elect Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo brushes away Marcos Senna in European duel

The night was set for Ronaldo to come out as the most important figure of the encounter. The ‘50% representative of Manchester United’s power’ – as Marcos Senna said a couple of months ago – was the starring man in last night’s entertaining goalless draw in Spain.

While his opposite duellist Senna had to come off in the dressing room due to injury, Cristiano Ronaldo – who had fitness worries before the game – played the Fortsätt läsa Ronaldo brushes away Marcos Senna in European duel

Marcos Senna calls Ronaldo for an interesting duel

Despite sustaining a leg injury during Saturday’s game away to Aston Villa, Cristiano Ronaldo finally made the trip to Valencia with the rest of his team-mates for tonight’s Champions League encounter against Villareal.

As Patrice Evra singled it out, the man to watch will be former Manchester United young player Giuseppe Rossi. But the hot duel Fortsätt läsa Marcos Senna calls Ronaldo for an interesting duel

Cristiano Ronaldo doubtful for Villareal clash

Cristiano Ronaldo Ankle Injury
Ronaldo Ankle Injury

The 0-0 score line that Manchester United had against Aston Villa in Saturday’s late kick-off was surely not Fergie’s desire. The Red Champions missed the chance to close on Chelsea and Liverpool who also drew goalless.

After dropping two important points, Manchester United could also lose Cristiano Ronaldo for the midweek game in Spain against the Yellow Submarines. Fortsätt läsa Cristiano Ronaldo doubtful for Villareal clash

Cristiano Ronaldo, the bad boy?

The atmosphere of the stadium in Brasilia that featured the home side trouncing Portugal 6-2 on Wednesday was nothing less than frustrating for Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Superstar winger who earlier joked that he could fill all three places for the Fifa Player of the Year, was given a harsh correction from the Brazilians who taunted him in the most wounding way.

Thiago Silva, who escaped Cristiano Ronaldo’s tackle, played an important role in Brazil’s breathtaking performance as he Fortsätt läsa Cristiano Ronaldo, the bad boy?

Ronaldo’s Portugal humbled by the Brazilians

The friendly was expected to be a clash between many of the world’s best players. Queiros thought Cristiano Ronaldo and Deco will match the likes of Kaka and Robinho, but Dunga proved him wrong.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘father’ 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.

Cristiano Ronaldo did not play at his highest level and was completely blown away by his Premiership club rival Robinho Fortsätt läsa Ronaldo’s Portugal humbled by the Brazilians

Seleção rivalry: Robinho v Cristiano Ronaldo

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 won’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.

The 24 year old was part of this summer’s soap-opera involving Fortsätt läsa Seleção rivalry: Robinho v Cristiano Ronaldo

The third, the second, the first, the best!

Cristiano Ronaldo has once again spoken out on his own performance over the Ballon d’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.

”I think I did everything that is necessary to win and I want Fortsätt läsa The third, the second, the first, the best!

Rocket Ronaldo passes a century of goals at the Theatre of Dreams.

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 – this time, in front of the home fans.

Cristiano Ronaldo was a master of free-kicks last season, and people might well remember the one he scored against Portsmouth at Old Trafford in the League, or again the one he got against his old club Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League to maintain Manchester United’s winning record at home in Europe… Fortsätt läsa Rocket Ronaldo passes a century of goals at the Theatre of Dreams.