"I think Robin van Persie will win the big prize. He has made such important difference to Manchester United," the former England manager told BBC Sport. "Look at the points difference between themselves and the rest - how did that happen? Van Persie's goals.
"They lacked a goalscorer of that type last season. The other contenders are worthy, but I think the votes will have gone in and I think he'll be the winner."
Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale is the current favourite for the award.