Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has praises on Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo who helped his team win the La Liga as well as a successive UEFA champions League trophy this season is the top favorite for this year's Ballon d' Or prize.

According to Guardiola, the strength of Cristiano Ronaldo is his way of being.

"Character is an important factor in football and the character of Cristiano Ronaldo is seen in his way of playing.

"He could never have been the great player he is, if he had not had this great strength of character", he said.