Cristiano Ronaldo is the 25th best player in world football right now, according to a computer algorithm

Cristiano Ronaldo is the 25th best player in world football right now, according to a computer algorithm

Cristiano Ronaldo is the 25th best player in world football right now, according to a computer algorithm.

The programme, designed by InStat, ranks players across each of Europe’s top 35 leagues each week and takes into account the “player’s contribution to the team’s success, the significance of their actions, opponent’s level and the level of the championship they play in,” according to its website.

Lionel Messi is ranked as the world’s number one player with a score of 401, while Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech, who’s scored 9 goals and made 15 assists for the Dutch champions already this term, comes in at second with 377.

Paris Saint Germain’s Kylian Mbappe is third, trailing Ziyech by 11 points.

Ronaldo has a score of just 332, which is level on poi

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says it is “easy to compare” Marcus Rashford with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Rashford’s goal at Manchester City in Saturday’s 2-1 derby win was his 16th in 27 games for club and country this season – one less than he scored in the entirety of the previous campaign.

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The United forward has found form playing off the left flank under Solskjaer this campaign, the same position Ronaldo played at Old Trafford before winning the Ballon d’Or and sealing an £80m move to Real Madrid.

Solskjaer said: “It’s very easy to compare the two of them, yes.

“Both with skills, body shape, attitude, attributes – everything. The boy has every chance in the world to become a top, top player. Let’s hope he continues like this.”

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It is not the first time Solskjaer has made the comparison this season. The Norwegian said Rashford’s 30-yard free-kick against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup was “Cristiano Ronaldo-esque”.

Rashford is into double figures in the Premier League this season, something he has only achieved once in his career so far.

Solskjaer has stressed that there is added pressure on Rashford to produce more goals this season following