Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has named who he thinks deserves this 2021 Ballon d’Or award and surprisingly it was neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi.
Pogba has backed Chelsea star and French teammate N’Golo Kante to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or following Chelsea’s Champions League triumph.
The French midfielder was an instrumental player under Thomas Tuchel, bossing it against Atletico Madrid, FC Porto, Real Madrid, and Manchester City in the knockout stages.
Speaking to Eurosport, the Manchester United midfielder said: “What I would like to say to the whole world is that the ‘NG’ we have seen in recent months has always been the same.
“We talk a lot about his performances but he has always been as good as ever. There was no Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the semi-final, so it’s good to see the performances of the midfielders or even the defenders.
“I said a long time ago that it would be appropriate, if Chelsea won [the Champions League], for him to win the Ballon d’Or. It would be deserved, too.”