West Ham United boss Alan Curbishley says Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world.

Curbishley said on Setanta Sports News: "I think for me he has got to be the best player in the world at the moment.

"He has demonstrated that he can be devastating in all sorts of different positions.

"He can play down the middle, he can operate in both wide positions, he is not unhappy to go anywhere and when he picks the ball up, you know there is a bit of danger.

"I think he also handled the situation when he came back from the World Cup perfectly.

"I think he has got the lot and I am sure Sir Alex will be stressing that to him."