Few would argue that Ronaldo's form has been the catalyst for Man United's bid to win three trophies this season. After being booed across England for the part he played in Wayne Rooney's sending off in the World Cup quarterfinals last year, Ronaldo responded brilliantly, gaining in confidence and influence with each passing game.
Naturally, Ronaldo said he was very proud. "My colleagues have voted for me and that is fantastic because the players know the qualities of players. I want to keep working hard and getting better because these trophies have now given me more motivation." Sir Alex Ferguson said he was equally proud of the player, whom he brought to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon for $19 million in 2003. "At this moment in time, I think he is the best player in the world and his season has been incredible," Ferguson said.