If walking the Bundesliga, winning the World Cup, and consolidating his place as the world’s very best goalkeeper weren’t enough to win Manuel Neuer the Ballon d’Or in 2014, when he finished third in the voting, then maybe atrocious blunders like this one today by Sven Ulreich, Bayern’s No. 2 keeper who’s played all season in Neuer’s injury absence, might be just what the big German needed to finally get the recognition he deserves:

What the hell is Ulreich even trying to do here? Did he think he could do an Odell Beckham?

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Neuer will be out at least until January, and by that point he might be returning to a team with a new coach and the second-place spot in the league table. Turn that around when he gets back and Neuer may well justify at least a spot on the Ballon d’Or podium next year.