How Manchester United Were Saved From Paying £7.2million After Modric Won Ballon d’Or

Luka Modric winning the Ballon d’Or inadvertently saved Manchester United from having to part with £7.2million. The Real Madrid midfielder won the coveted award for the first time on Monday night after a brilliant season in which he lifted the Champions League trophy and led Croatia to the final of the World Cup. Modric won the Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award earlier this season and was favourite to scoop the Ballon d’Or as well. Manchester United’s Anthony Martial was never in the running for the award, with…

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