London, Nov.25 : Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has claimed that Manchester United and Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo has turned the FIFA World Player of the Year award into a one-horse race.
The Liverpool striker is on a shortlist of 23 for the prestigious trophy - along with five of his Euro 2008-winning Spanish teammates.
The Sun quoted Torres as saying: "No one can rival him, he is in a class of his own. I have never seen a comparable player. What he did last season was incredible. He's a machine."