UK time is: 17:22:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

United - Forlan Up For Top Award!

Having scooped the major domestic individual honours last season, Wayne Rooney might be more than a little disappointed to miss out on a nomination for a prestigious Ballon d`Or award.

Perhaps his poor World Cup and subsequent domestic strife may well have influenced the selection panel. But I have to say it is pleasing to see the name of Diego Forlan on the nominations list.

Forlan, although rated as an expensive flop during his time at Old Trafford, has gone on to carve out a reputation as one of the best strikers on the continent. His displays, especially during the World Cup (with Uruguay) and the Europa League (with Atletico Madrid) where he was instrumental in helping the Spanish side win the tournament, obviously, haven`t gone unnoticed.

Now Diego may well miss out on the award, even though he is listed as fourth favourite, but it still remains something of an achievement to be selected in such exulted company.

Good on you Diego!

On a totally negative side, for us, the lack of a Manchester United player in the nominees is the first time this has occurred in the last twenty years.

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Man United on: facebook

Vital Man United on: twitter




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 27 2010

Time: 6:00PM

Your Comments

This Ballon d'Or has annoyed me a bit, it hasn't recognised domestic performances and hopped onto players who have had good world cups surely the worlds player of the year can't be picked due to a good world cup?
TheFamousNo7
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Cooking Shows? (Wednesday October 1 2014)

And the Favourite Is? (Wednesday October 1 2014)

United Chase Turin Duo? (Wednesday October 1 2014)

Returning Home? (Wednesday October 1 2014)

No Hummels! (Wednesday October 1 2014)

Herrera Has Fractured Rib (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Missing Out (Tuesday September 30 2014)

One In and One Out? (Tuesday September 30 2014)

It Could be Another TWO Years! (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Young Heading for January Exit! (Monday September 29 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. MotorMad 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man Utd 2 - 1 West Ham
Leicester City 5 - 3 Man Utd
Man Utd 4 - 0 Q.P.R.
Burnley 0 - 0 Man Utd
Sunderland 1 - 1 Man Utd
Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Arsenal 6 2 4 0 4 10
5. Swansea 6 3 1 2 2 10
6. Aston Villa 6 3 1 2 -3 10
7. Man Utd 6 2 2 2 2 8
8. Spurs 6 2 2 2 1 8
9. Crystal Palace 6 2 2 2 0 8
10. WBA 6 2 2 2 0 8

Breaking League News

Cooking Shows?
Man Utd : 01/10/2014 17:14:00
And the Favourite Is?
Man Utd : 01/10/2014 17:08:00
Pardew Still In Charge Of Newcastle For Saturday
Swansea : 01/10/2014 15:07:00
Irvine Gives Pre Liverpool Injury Update
WBA : 01/10/2014 13:08:00
United Chase Turin Duo?
Man Utd : 01/10/2014 13:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v West Ham
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 11%
McNair 38%
Rafael 23%
Rojo 0%
Shaw 0%
Di Maria 5%
Blind 0%
Herrera 5%
Rooney 14%
Van Persie 0%
Falcao 2%
Fletcher 2%
Valencia 0%
Thorpe 0%