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Manchester United have five players in the fifty-candidate shortlist for this year's
Ballon d'Or, announced by France Football magazine on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez,
who joined the Red Devils in the summer from West Ham United, have made the
cut.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side have the highest number of Premiership players from an
English club, included in the shortlist for the prestigious award to be awarded in
December.

Reigning European champions AC Milan's Brazilian playmaker Kaka is considered
as a favourite to win the award.

Fifty-candidate shortlist:


Eric Abidal (Barcelona), Daniel Alves (Sevilla), David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Dimitar Berbatov (Tottenham),
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid), Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
Petr Cech (Chelsea), Rogerio Ceni (Sao Paolo), Brasil; Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United),
Deco (Barcelona), Mahamadou Diarra (Real Madrid), Diego (Werder Bremen), Didier Drogba (Chelsea),
Michael Essien (Chelsea), Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal),
Gennaro Gattuso (Milan), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Ryan Giggs (Manchester United),
Thierry Henry (Barcelona), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter), Filippo Inzaghi (Milan), Kaka (Milan),
Frederic Kanoute (Sevilla), Miroslav Klose (Bayern Munich), Younis Mahmoud (Algharafa),
Paolo Maldini (Milan), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Lionel Messi (Barcelona),
Shunsuke Nakamura (Celtic), Guillermo Ochoa (America Mexico), Andrea Pirlo (Milan),
Ricardo Quaresma (Porto), Raul (Real Madrid), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Juan Roman Riquelme (Villarreal),
Robinho (Real Madrid), Ronaldinho (Barcelona), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United),
Paul Scholes (Manchester United)
, Clarence Seedorf (Milan), Carlos Tevez (Manchester United),
Luca Toni (Bayern Munich), Kolo Toure (Arsenal), Fernando Torres (Liverpool), Francesco Totti (Roma),
Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), David Villa (Valencia).
 

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Yeah Ronaldo or Kaka easy.
And come on half those players dont even deserve to be there for example what has torres done in the past year or whatever?
 
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