Cristiano Ronaldo, Erling Haaland, Robert Lewandowski and Lionel Messi were all named in the attack for the 2021 FIFA FIFPro Men’s World XI.
The XI consists of a goalkeeper, three defenders, three midfielders and four attackers.
Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Donnarumma;
Defenders: David Alaba, Ruben Dias, Leonardo Bonucci;
Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Kevin De Bruyne;
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Erling Haaland, Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi.
Firstly, I don’t think I can argue that another United player deserves a mention.
Ronaldo revealed at the award ceremony that he hopes to play for another four or five more years.
Cristiano Ronaldo: "The people sometimes ask me how many more years i'm going to play, and I say I hope to play four, five more years. It's all about mentally." #mulive [@SkySportsNews] pic.twitter.com/eFJXtlEgwF
— utdreport (@utdreport) January 17, 2022
Bruno Fernandes was one of the midfielders nominated but he didn’t make the cut.
After all, it was a disappointing season for United on the pitch, winning no silverware and losing the Europa League final in Gdansk.
Liverpool fans are fuming because Mohamed Salah, who received a nomination, was left out of the Men’s World XI.
How can they complain when it’s Ronaldo, Haaland, Lewandowski and Messi ahead of him?
Anyhow, individual awards mean nothing to fans at the end of the season.
We want to see Ronaldo guiding United to silverware on the pitch.