The award was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but all eyes will be on who picks up the prize this time round.Blues owner Todd Boehly expressed an interest in the summer and spoke with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, but then manager Thomas Tuchel vetoed the move.Manchester United players have been left bemused by Ralf Rangnick’s treatment of Juan Mata. The Spaniard has largely been sidelined by the German coach as the problems stack up at Old Trafford.He did not show enough conviction when trying to claim Mahrez’s cross for City’s first goal – the ball dropping for Alvarez to score – then he was badly beaten at his near post as Spurs went behind for the first time in the game. Mahrez’s shot carried power but Lloris had to do better.And Antony should keep his place on the right, despite the Brazil international frustrating fans and pundits with his flat showing on Thursday night.Ralf Rangnick’s men could still come eighth, given that Wolves and West Ham lie within close proximity of them. However, if European football is not attained, the German will not be looked at favourably by United fans Arsenal Tröja.


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