Published: Sat, September 01, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Luka Modric named UEFA Player of the Year

Luka Modric named UEFA Player of the Year

Croatian captain and Real Madrid mid-fielder, Luka Modric, has been declared the Player of the Year by UEFA.

Notably, Modric was also adjudged the best player of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

They were pitted against Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid last season and beat both of them.

"Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo's agent, went a step further, calling the vote "ridiculous" and shameful".

Ronaldo, in his absence, was awarded the prize for best striker chosen by Champions League and Europa League coaches from last season and journalists.

"He scored 15 goals in the Champions League and won the trophy with his teammates".

A fired up Ronaldo is, like Allegri said, a good thing for Juve as he tries to score his first goal of the Serie A season this Saturday against Parma.

"I think It's my father", he replied.

"It's a big challenge, but for all the others it is a big challenge to face us", he said. "We have made history", Ronaldo was quoted as saying.

With fixtures beginning on September 18/19, the Reds will be looking to return from the global break on form and kick off their Champions League campaign with a win.

The two teams were drawn together in Group H, which also includes Spanish side Valencia and Swiss champions Young Boys Bern, the rank outsiders.

United have won their last three games against Juventus - a famous semifinal triuph in 1999 and a pair of clashes in the 2002-03 season.

Despite the players praising and valuing what the forward has achieved with the club, numerous squad members think everything is set to change and this new liberation will lead them to live more calmly day by day, resulting in an improvement in performances.

Cristiano Ronaldo has asked Juventus for at least three bodyguards to look after him and his family in Turin.

"We are getting close but we want to be closer than last season and we want to be there".

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