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Inside info? Ex-Manchester United star congratulates Lionel Messi on winning Ballon d’Or

Inside info? Ex-Manchester United star congratulates Lionel Messi on winning Ballon d’Or

 

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has taken to social media on Sunday, to send a message of congratulations to Lionel Messi ‘for winning’ his latest Ballon d’Or.

Lewy vs Messi vs Benz

The latest edition of the coveted ‘Golden Ball’ is of course set to be handed out in 24 hours’ time.

After the awarding of the prize – widely regarded as the most prestigious individual accolade in world football – was cancelled last time out due to the Covid-19 pandemic, France Football’s first for almost two years will be served up in Paris on Monday night.

The usual big-hitters were all present on the initial 30-man shortlist, including the two most successful players in the accolade’s history – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – along with Robert Lewandowski, Neymar, Erling Haaland, and another previous winner – Luka Modric.

Recent weeks, however, have see it widely confirmed that the list of those actually in with a shot of securing glory this time round has been whittled down to just three stars – Messi, Lewandowski and Karim Benzema.

Inside info? Ex-Manchester United star congratulates Lionel Messi on winning Ballon d’Or

MUNICH, GERMANY – DECEMBER 16: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Muenchen gestures during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and VfL Wolfsburg at Allianz Arena on December 15, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

‘Congratulations’

And, as outlined above, if the latest social media activity on the part of ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra is anything to go by, then it appears that word has already leaked regarding which of this trio will ultimately emerge triumphant at Monday’s ceremony.

The player in question? Leo Messi.

Taking to his official Twitter account a short time ago, Evra, never shy in making his feelings public, sent a message of congratulations to PSG’s star man, for what would be a record-setting 7th Ballon d’Or:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.