Man Utd boss Ferguson delighted for Ronaldo over Ballon d'Or

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is delighted Cristiano Ronaldo has been named European Footballer of the Year.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is delighted Cristiano Ronaldo has been named European Footballer of the Year.

He said: "We're all delighted that Cristiano is going to be honoured. And he deserves it. For any winger to score 42 goals in a season is remarkable, but to do it in the Premier League is even more phenomenal.

"It's no real surprise we haven't had a European Player of the Year in my time here until now. You could certainly have made a case for several of our 1999 Treble winning team to have won it, but two of our outstanding players - Roy Keane and Paul Scholes - missed the final."

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