Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the best player in the world.

The Portuguese wing-wizard has been in dazzling form for most of the season, and has netted an impressive 12 Premiership goals already.

“The amount of goals and the amount of assists he’s had has been frightening,” Scholes told BBC’s Football Focus.

“I haven’t seen anybody take players on, score goals and make goals like he has in this first half of the season, so he rightfully deserves that tag.

“We just hope that for the second half of the season he can have the same effect on the team that he’s had in the first half. We’re sure he can do that.”

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