Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ferguson Thinks Rooney Could Become As Good As Messi, Ronaldo, Kaka:

"Wayne could easily get to that level," said Ferguson ahead of his team's Champions League tie with VfL Wolsburg.

"It was a pretty remarkable feat to get that hat-trick (on his Champions League debut against Fenerbahce) and his progress has never disappointed us at any point since. When we signed him as a kid, we thought he would become a really top player. Without question he is going in that direction.

"He is blessed with some ingredients only great footballers have. He has a great determination and hunger to win every match and every training session. That will never change. Sometimes there is criticism about the amounts footballers get paid. But when you see the effort he puts in, he is worth every penny. He plays as if he means it. It is a wonderful thing to have." (Source)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ronaldo Keeps Pace with Messi, Scoring Fifth Goal In Four Matches:

"Cristiano Ronaldo is already making history at Real Madrid after becoming the first player to score in his four league games for the club.

"The former Manchester United winger, who joined the Spanish giants in a world record £80 million move this summer, scored a superb early goal in Real's 2-0 win against 10-man Villarreal at the Estadio El Madrigal.

"In the second minute of the La Liga clash Ronaldo galloped down the left wing, cut inside and struck with a low shot from just outside the penalty area to score his fifth league goal in four matches." (Source)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Messi and Ibrahimovic put Racing to the sword

Barcelona President Says Messi Is The Best:

"Messi is the best in the world, committed to the club," Laporta enthused to AS.

"He is a great player and has really emerged as a leader. He is scoring goals and is happy. As Pep has said many times, if I see a happy 'Leo' then it shows that things are going well." (Source)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rooney As Good As Messi, Kaka, Ronaldo?

Could Rooney actually become the best player in the world?:

Manchester United's academy director Brian McClair:

"You would have to look at him on the same level as them," the Scot told The Manchester Evening News.

"Wayne Rooney has been a great player for a long period of time and year in, year out he has got better and better."

"He's proved how important he is for England, but I'm a Scot – I don't care what he does for them. He's been a very important player for United for a long time. He's done very well since he came here from Everton and irrespective of what he is asked to do he's done well. "He wants to be a goal scorer and the main striker. He will be given that chance this season and I am sure he will score lots of goals." (Source)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wenger Opposses Quota System For Premier League:

"I feel that when you want to see the best players in the best league in the world, you have to be open," added Wenger.

"I am not in favour of it, and I said that many times.

"To accept competition - and we live for competition - it is not to accept artificial rules." (Source)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Could Rooney's Goal Scoring This Season Make Him The Best Player In The World?:

"Wayne has started well with his scoring," acknowledged Ferguson.

"We need a couple of players to get us more than 20 goals this season. Wayne always wants to score goals. He just needs consistency. He scores in bunches of sixes and sevens, then goes quiet for a few weeks. We just need that consistency of goals, like we used to get from Ruud van Nistelrooy and Andy Cole." (Source)

Best Player In The World Set To Become The Best Paid Player At Barcelona:

"Leo should be the highest-paid player in the squad," Laporta told Catalan radio.

"He deserves it. He's the best player in the world and one of the best in football history.

"Messi has already agreed to a new contract. He's content and that's why he's playing the way he is." (Source)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ibrahimovic is the 5th Best Player in the World and Guardiola is happy to have him:

"He (Ibrahimovic) was extraordinary (against Getafe)," said Guardiola. "He moved away from the play and created some good chances. He could be the focus of our attack. I feel good about him."

Here are the best players in the world as of 645am Eastern Standard Time on Monday September 14, 2009:

Lionel Messi 46% (1,341 votes)
Cristiano Ronaldo 21% (605 votes)
Steven Gerrard 6% (186 votes)
Andres Iniesta 4% (116 votes)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 3% (80 votes)
Fernando Torres 3% (76 votes)
Kaka 3% (76 votes)
Frank Lampard 2% (57 votes)
Wayne Rooney 2% (49 votes)
Ronaldinho 2% (44 votes)
Andrei Arshavin 1% (41 votes)
Nemanja Vidic 1% (20 votes)
Franck Ribery 1% (18 votes)
Luka Modric 1% (19 votes)
Xavi Hernandez 1% (25 votes)
Robinho 1% (18 votes)
Didier Drogba 1% (21 votes)
Cesc Fabregas 1% (17 votes)
Samuel Eto'o 1% (25 votes)
David Villa 1% (16 votes)
Iker Casillas 1% (16 votes)
Arjen Robben <1% (13 votes)
Ashley Young <1% (9 votes)
Petr Cech <1% (9 votes)
Emmanuel Adebayor <1% (6 votes)
Gianluigi Buffon <1% (8 votes)
Sergio (Kun) Aguero <1% (7 votes)
Karim Benzema <1% (8 votes)

Total Votes: 2,926