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Ballon d’Or: He has hunger – Rio Ferdinand names EPL star in contention to win award

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, believes Manchester City’s Erling Haaland is in contention to win the Ballon d’Or this year.

Haaland has made a blistering start to life at Man City following his £51.2m move from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

The Norwegian once again found himself on the scoresheet again as Manchester City defeated Wolves 3-0 at the Molineux on Saturday.

Haaland has already scored 11 times in seven Premier League outings while scoring 14 in 10 games across all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s side.

“He’s on the right track. I’m saying 35 [goals]. He’s got the ability to break records because he’s in a team that absolutely dominates,” Ferdinand was quoted by The Daily Mail as saying.

“He’s got the hunger and desire. He’s in [contention for the Ballon d’Or]. If he carries on this form, if City win the Champions League, there’s no question, there won’t be anybody who can get near him.

“He scored with his first touch today. He wasn’t involved in the game, but he doesn’t care about that,” he added.

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