Man United boss Louis van Gaal: Who I think should win the Ballon d’Or
Louis van Gaal gives his take on the 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or award
Louis van Gaal believes that the 2014 Ballon d’Or award should go to a German player following their World Cup triumph in the summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite to win the prestigious accolade ahead of Lionel Messi for the second year running.
However, the Manchester United manager feels that the prize should be won by one of the Germany players who helped them triumph in Brazil.
“I think that it will be Ronaldo or Messi, but I want to say that you have to win something and the best thing to win of course is the World Cup,” Van Gaal told United’s website.
“I hope that it shall be a German player [that wins the Ballon d’Or] because they deserve it.
“Also, in Germany, the level of the matches in the Bundesliga is very high, so I think that it should be a German player.”