Lucio, who has won the World Cup, the European Cup, as well as the league title in Italy and Germany, has today tipped Dimitar Berbatov to win the Ballon d’Or.

“With the natural ability that guy has with a football we could be talking about him being the world player of the year this season,” said Lucio. “I’ve played with Kaka, Ronaldinho, Wesley Sneijder – and Berbatov is as naturally gifted as any of them. It took him time to adjust at Manchester United but, once he did, I was always confident he would hit this sort of form. I think we have just started to see the best from him. He is now entering his peak years and I am sure he will get better and better with every game this season.”




------------
Made in Manchester is available for just £5. It includes 30 articles from the country's best football writers about graduates from the Manchester United academy. Everyone who buys a copy enters a competition to win the new home shirt. All profit goes to Trafford Macmillan so please support this fantastic cause.
amazon smaller