In this week's Sport Spotlight, we pore over a weekend of Premier League fixtures which saw Southampton leap-frog Manchester United in the table by beating them at Old Trafford, and Alexis Sanchez cement his status as the Premier League's star player by scoring two goals against Stoke for Arsenal. As well as all that, there's also the question of who will lift the FIFA Ballon d'Or out of Cristiano Ronaldo, Manuel Neuer and Lionel Messi?
Can Louis van Gaal be compared to David Moyes?
A 1-0 loss at home to Southampton means the Red Devils have 37 points after 21 games, exactly the same as what David Moyes had at this point last season. Van Gaal reacted angrily to the suggestion there has been no progress since Moyes' departure, but is it true?
Alexis Sanchez gives the Gunners firepower
Two goals and an assist from Alexis Sanchez saw Arsenal run out 3-0 winners over Stoke City. The Chilean international has now scored 12 goals in 20 appearances, and is almost single-handedly dragging Arsenal up the Premier League table. Is he the the signing of the season?
Neuer deserving of the Ballon d'or?
The Ballon d'Or, the prize given out by FIFA to the world player of the year, will in all likelihood be a coronation for Cristiano Ronaldo, one that will see the Portuguese superstar win his second Ballon d'Or in a row and third overall.
Despite outscoring all players this year, and propelling Real Madrid to achieving 'la Decima', a 10th Champions League title, he was a huge disappointment at the World Cup. Lionel Messi might have been dubiously named the player of Brazil 2014, but pundits have been gushing in their praise for German keeper Manuel Neuer.
The world's greatest goalkeeper, who was part of the winning team at the 2014 World Cup, should Neuer win the top prize?