Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne has rejected Cristiano Ronaldo from his current top five on teams as Virgil van Dijk, Lionel Messi, Neymar and N’Golo Kante lined up on his team.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was left out of the Belgian mini-team during a talk with former United defender Rio Ferdinand.
Ronaldo has been one of the twinkling lights in a sad season for the Reds, which resulted in the final firing of Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
Ferdinand did not prescribe any goalkeepers, which allowed the possibility to include the leading international goal scorer of the time, but the 30-year-old chose Messi instead, which also left Robert Lewandowski out.
Starting from scratch, he told the FIVE YouTube channel: “Messi will be there for me, Neymar will be there for me.
“Edge … I need [N’Golo] edge.
“I will say Virgil van Dijk, for five-a-side I will go after Bernardo.”
He explained: “In small spaces he is incredible. He reminds me a little bit of David [Silva]. He is a winner, distracts many people, people hate him.
“He gives you a little of everything, and with the team I have, it suits him perfectly. His quality this year has been incredible.
“I think he’s up there [with the best in the world]. He was incredible before his injury, apparently he had his ACL.
“He came back to a really high level. It’s very difficult to always say ‘he’s better than this …’ but he’s probably top three in the world with Ruben [Dias] and some other players. I think he deserves it.
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