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Gary Neville tweets who he thinks should win the 2018 Ballon d'Or

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The 2018 Ballon d'Or winner will be crowned in just over a month's time.

France Football's prestigious award will be presented in Paris on December 3, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric the two favourites.

Kylian Mbappe, Mohamed Salah, Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi are all in contention to be labelled the world's best player as well.

If Ronaldo is victorious, it will be his sixth title and he will go ahead of Messi.

As a former teammate of Ronaldo's, you would think Gary Neville's choice for the Ballon d'Or would be Juventus' Portuguese superstar.

Well, that's not actually the case.

Neville ran a Q&A session on his personal Twitter account today and was asked by a football fan who he thought deserved the award.

And the Sky Sports pundit's answer was rather unexpected, with the former Manchester United man claiming Sergio Ramos deserved the Ballon d'Or.

NEVILLE'S CHOICE

Ramos was instrumental in Real Madrid's Champions League victory, but he's probably not deserving of the award.

He was lacklustre at the World Cup and has really struggled with Los Blancos so far in 2018/19.

As such, football fans think Neville is simply trying to bait Liverpool fans with his tweet.

FANS REACT

It certainly looks like Neville is trying to antagonise the Liverpool fanbase.

Ramos is certainly the pantomime villain on Merseyside after his actions in the Champions League final.

The Spanish defender injured Salah and has also been accused of elbowing Loris Karius, causing his concussion.

Ramos himself previously said that he would give the award to Modric after he scooped the FIFA Best Player of the Year accolade.

Ramos & Modric warmup

"Looking at the level of the players you could give the Ballon d'Or to Messi, Cris or Luka, all of them would be just winners," said Ramos.

"When it was given to Messi it could also have been given to Andres Iniesta or Xavi and so I would give it to Modric."

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