Originally Posted by God™
Of course he's a world class player but to call him the best player in the league by far is just ridiculous. He is not better than van Persie, who has proven time and time again that he can score big goals in crucial matches. He carried an Arsenal team to third place just last season and has already played an integral part in United being so far ahead of City at the halfway point of this season.
I'd also have Mata above him on performance.
RVP I adore, he's absolutely one of the best strikers in the world and has as good an end product as anyone in the league, however he's not really the individual Bale is IMO, to a degree he's reliant on service. Bale can just do everything, he's certainly the most complete attacker in the league IMO.
Mata is a good shout, I'd probably have him second to him. He's a class act and has been tremendous this season. I'd just argue that Bale has more about him and is more explosive. Matter of taste I guess, probably was a bit of a stretch to say "by far" but there's certainly no player I'd take over him right now.
The two City players Bananas mentioned, both great, but have had pretty poor seasons by their standards. Kompany is in the same boat.
Please come to United Bale. Please.