Lionel Messi ruled out for two months, Cristiano Ronaldo to grab Ballon D’or?

Bad news arrived for Barcelona on Monday, as superstar striker Lionel Messi has been ruled out for eight weeks with a hamstring injury.

Messi, the reigning World Player of the Year for a record four years in a row, felt his left hamstring give way during Barca’s 4-1 win over Real Betis on Sunday. The 26-year-old Argentine forward immediately left the field and tests show the radical attacker has torn a muscle in his hamstring and will be out until at least January.

That’s a huge blow for club and country. These give his rival C.Ronaldo an egde over him for the title of the Ballon D’or best player of the year, don’t you think so?

5 Reasons Why Man Utd Should Still Be Favourites to Beat Arsenal


Let us travel back 12 months in time.

If you had grabbed an Arsenal fan by their stylish lapel and told them that they will sign the genius of Mesut Ozil, be the most lauded team in Europe and show the form from a past glorious generation, they would have looked at you through teary eyes.

If you had grasped the wrist of a United fan and told them that this was to be the end of the Sir Alex Ferguson era and Everton‘s David Moyes will be the man that will take you forward, that fan might have wept like an emotional nuclear bomb that just exploded.

Many things have changed in English football over these past few months. United are still the champions, but Arsenal are now the team to beat.

The belief in Moyes and his team is at an all-time low, with the press and bookies all but writing off the possibility of a back-to-back Premier League triumph. With Arsenal’s impressive win against Dortmund this week, they go to Old Trafford as firm favorites looking to dent United’s recently improving form.

However, should the London team be favourites at the home of the biggest club side in England?

(Here) are five reasons why they might just come undone. Click here