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Emre Can describes Ronaldo ‘Winner And Leader’


Emre Can aims to win the German Bundesliga after moving from Juventus to Borussia Dortmund, who reminds him of Liverpool, and reveals that Cristiano Ronaldo’s mood depends on the results in the training matches.

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The German international has immediately claimed in the starting line-up at BVB after his transfer in January but the Old Lady’s former midfielder can’t avoid questions regarding the talisman at the Allianz Stadium.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is a leader and a winner,” he told Bild. “He also drives you in training games. If he loses, he remains in a bad mood.

“But if he wins, on the other hand, he is happy and never misses a chance to make fun of the losers and make them carry the defeat.”

Emre Can came through the Bayern Munich academy before moving to Bayer Leverkusen in 2013.

After one season, he was picked up by Premier League giants Liverpool and played four seasons at Anfield before moving to Juventus in July 2018.

At Juventus he struggled to convince Maurizio Sarri and moved back to Germany after 45 games across two seasons with the Bianconeri, confessing that the atmosphere at Signal Iduna Park reminds him of Anfield.

“I came here because I want to win the Championship,” he said about his move to the Westfalenstadion. “The environment is perfect and very reminiscent of that at Liverpool.

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“It’s no coincidence that both clubs and fans love the same person, [former Dortmund coach] Jürgen Klopp.”


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Ramsey reveals Ronaldo helps him settle in at Juventus


Aaron Ramsey has revealed how five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo helped him settle in at Juventus.

The Wales midfielder joined the Portuguese legend at the Serie A side following his free transfer from Arsenal last summer.

And Ramsey received a warm welcome from Ronaldo at his first training session with the Turin giants.

Ramsey, 29, told The Sun: ‘He’s a great person as well as an unbelievable player and one of the best in history.

‘For example, the first time I had a training session at the club, I went into the canteen and he said, ‘Come and sit by me’.

‘We just started talking immediately and he made me feel at ease straight away as did the rest of the team.

‘That’s a little insight into the sort of guy he is. I don’t need to tell you about his footballing ability or the records he has but I can tell you that he’s a great guy, he loves his team-mates and he gives everything in training.’
Ramsey has his sights set on lifting his first title with leaders JUve when the Serie A campaign resumes after the coronaviris lockdown.

But Ramsey, who started his career at Cardiff, has opened the door to returning to the Welsh capital after life in Turin.

Ramsey added on his own Instagram Live: ‘Cardiff will always hold a special place in my heart. Who knows what the future may hold? So yes, why not?

‘I grew up and started my career there and they helped me become a professional footballer so why not?’


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Fernandes reveals Ronaldo & Rooney played part in his Man Utd move


Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Manchester United’s rich history of boasting “the biggest stars in the world” helped to convince Bruno Fernandes to join the club, admits the Portuguese midfielder.

The Red Devils tied up a €55 million (£47m/$60m) agreement with Sporting for the 25-year-old during the winter transfer window.


Fernandes told the Red Devils’ official website: “You look in the past and when I’m younger, you look at the players who play for Manchester United and you see the biggest stars in the world.

“You see the best players in the world. You have players from everywhere and also, we talked a lot and I told you about Cristiano.


“I looked at Manchester with more interest when Cristiano was here because it’s normal when you have Portuguese players in some teams, you look at them more than other teams.

“But at that moment, I started to look at Manchester in a different way because you see Cristiano but then you see also the team and you have Scholes, you have Rooney, you have Giggs and you have [Roy] Keane, [Eric] Cantona before.


“You have a lot of players… I don’t know… [Ruud] van Nistelrooy… I can stay here for hours saying all the names of players for Manchester United. Also Nani, who’s played with me. You have big stars playing here!”

Fernandes has quickly become a talismanic presence for United, helping them to rediscover a spark under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and he is hoping to see further additions drafted in alongside him as an ambitious outfit seek to recapture former glories.


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Ronaldo’s returns to study in quarantine as new Challenge


Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has taken up a new challenge amid the coronavirus lockdown in Portugal, this time returning back to studies in quarantine.

The whole world is under lockdown due to the COVID-19 scare. As a result, all the sporting events are also on a halt at present with the sports personalities using the time to carry out their co-curricular activities.


Meanwhile, Juventus star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has taken a new challenge. The 35-year-old has resumed his studies.

“Always challenge yourself! For me it’s time to study,” wrote Ronaldo on Twitter.


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Reunite with Ronaldo? Mendes ‘wants to bring James Rodriguez to Juventus’


James Rodriguez is no longer part of Real Madrid’s plans and the summer represents a perfect opportunity for him to move on. According to reports from Spanish outlet AS, the Colombian’s future will either be in Serie A or Premier League.

In the past, as Calciomercato reporter Daniele Longo highlights in his video, the midfielder has been approached by Juventus. The Bianconeri have an excellent relationship with Jorge Mendes, the player’s agent but also Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent.


Both from a commercial and economic point of view, bringing in Rodriguez would be an interesting transfer. The player earns about €7m per year and this is something Juventus can afford. For the time being, however, the club directors have other priorities on the market.

Another hypothesis is Napoli, but one that remains very complicated. In the Premier League, Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton could join the discussion as the manager wanted Rodriguez during his time in Italy. Furthermore, they have already worked together at Real Madrid.


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Chance of Ronaldo returning to Madrid is practically ZERO


There remains a great fondness for Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid but Kylian Mbappé remains the main objective and Ronaldo not on the agenda.

There is speculation in Italy about Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential return to Real Madrid but the possibility of the Portuguese returning to club where he spend a decade scoring goals and lifting trophies is practically zero. “He does not fit into the sporting policy of the club,” said a source of the club.


The former galactico remains in Florentino Pérez’ high esteem “but his time has passed and there are different sporting objectives,” said the same source.

Several Italian media outlets including ‘Il Corriere dello Sport’, who stressed it most strongly, speculated over the future of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the Bernabéu. The theory in Italy is that Juventus want to offset financial damages done by the coronavirus and that they could put Ronaldo on the market.


He makes €31 million a year althought the Juve players have agreed to reduce their salary during the crisis. They could get €60 million for the player, which is €40 million less than what they paid for the player from Madrid in 2018. It could happen that he leaves but his next destination “will not be Madrid” said the source.

The number one priority remains Kylian Mbappé. They will not give up on the French striker even though they are aware of the difficulties it might bring about.


If Madrid do plan on bringing in a crack, it will be Mbappé. They have changed their strategy lately and want to build on that with the likes of Vinicius and Rodrygo coming in as young players and big futures ahead of them.


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What charities is Ronaldo involved in?


As one of the best-paid footballers in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo has done more than his fair share for charity.

The Juventus star earned around €95 million (£84m) in 2019, just behind Lionel Messi, thanks in no small part to his €30m (£26m) salary at the Serie A club.


Ronaldo holds many ambassadorial roles for various charities and Goal has looks at which ones he is involved in.

One of Ronaldo’s first donations came in 2011 when the Portuguese auctioned off his European Golden Boot for £1.2m, with the money going towards building schools in Gaza.


In December that year, a shirt signed by the forward was sold for €37,000 (£31,000) with the money going to Save the Children and since 2012, the forward has been an ambassador for the charity, which aims to improve the lives of children all over the world.

He is also an ambassador for Unicef and World Vision, and in 2014 Ronaldo split his £450,000 bonus from winning the Champions League among the trio of charities.


As well, the €100,000 (£87,000) prize he got for being named in UEFA’s Team of the Year in 2013 was donated to the Red Cross.

In 2015, Ronaldo was named as the most charitable sports star in the world by dosomething.org, which recognised his ambassadorship, his donations to charities, and varies other causes he has been involved with.


Such examples include a £120,000 donation to the cancer centre that treated his mother in his homeland of Madeira, and paid £55,000 to cover the cost of brain surgery for ten-month-old Erik Ortiz Cruz.

His charitable work has rarely stopped and in 2016 after Real Madrid won the Champions League final – in which Ronaldo scored the winning penalty in the shootout – he donated his €600,000 (£525,000) bonus cheque to good causes.


A year later, Ronaldo auctioned off the Ballon d’Or trophy he won in 2013 in aid of the Make-A-Wish foundation, raising £530,000 for the charity which creates life-changing wishes for minors with a critical illness.

Through the charity, Ronaldo granted the wish of two young Portuguese children by meeting with them in Lisbon after a training session with Portugal.


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COVID-19: Footballers treated as ‘Pigs’ – Rooney criticise.

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Wayne Rooney says the government and football authorities have treated footballers as “guinea pigs” during the coronavirus outbreak.

Elite football in Britain has been suspended until at least 3 April, with the Premier League saying “conditions at the time” will determine its return.


“For players, staff and their families it has been a worrying week,” he said.

“One in which you felt a lack of leadership from the government and from the FA and Premier League.”


Writing in his column in the Sunday Times, the former England captain said: “The rest of sport – tennis, Formula 1, rugby, golf, football in other countries – was closing down and we were being told to carry on.

“I think a lot of footballers were wondering, ‘Is it something to do with money being involved in this?’. Why did we wait until Friday? Why did it take Mikel Arteta [Arsenal manager] to get ill for the game in England to do the right thing?


“After the emergency meeting, at last the right decision was made – until then it almost felt like footballers in England were being treated like guinea pigs.

“I know how I feel. If any of my family get infected through me because I’ve had to play when it’s not safe, and they get seriously ill, I’d have to think hard about ever playing again. I would never forgive the authorities.”


Now, 34 the former Everton and Manchester United player is just over two months into his time as a player-coach at Championship club Derby.

The Rams are currently five points off a play-off berth in the second tier with nine games of the season remaining, and Rooney believes there will have to be a radical restructure of the football calendar to allow fixtures to be fulfilled.


“We’re happy to play until September if the season extends to then, if that’s how it has to be. That’s our job,” Rooney added.

“As long as we know we’re safe to play and it’s a safe environment for spectators, we’ll play.


“The next World Cup is in November and December 2022, so you could actually use this situation as an opportunity and say we’re going to finish the 2019-20 season later this year, then prepare for 2022 by having the next two seasons starting in winter.”

Footballers’ messages of solidarity
World greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have led the way as footballers have sent their thoughts and best wishes to the world at large during the coronavirus outbreak.


In a post on Instagram, Messi said: “They are complicated days for everyone.

“We live worried about what is happening and we want to help putting ourselves in the place of those who are having the worst of it, either because it directly affected them or their family and friends, or because they are working on the frontline to combat it in hospitals and health centres.

“I want to send a lot of strength to all of them. Health must always come first. It is an exceptional moment and you must follow the instructions of both health organisations and public authorities.

“Only in this way can we combat it effectively. It is the time to be responsible and stay at home, it is also perfect to enjoy that time with yours that you can not always have. A hug and hopefully we can turn this situation around as soon as possible.”


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COVID-19: WHO Chief appreciate Ronaldo, 2 others.


Jurgen Klopp, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba received a message of thanks from World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for “promoting health and protecting people from coronavirus”.

The Ethiopian politician and academic paid tribute to the trio, along with others from the world of sport who have called for individuals to take responsibility for limiting the spread of the pandemic.


Ronaldo posted a message on Twitter in which he urged his followers to “follow the advice of the WHO”, while Klopp told Liverpool supporters to “think about the vulnerable in our society and act where possible with compassion for them”.

Pogba told his 39.7 million Instagram followers to “dab to beat coronavirus” – as part of advice to cough or sneeze into your elbow rather than hands – while he also shared WHO resources.


“Thank you Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool FC for your powerful message to the world,” Ghebreyesus wrote on Twitter.

“Put people’s health first, reduce risks, care for the vulnerable and compassion: this is the WHO way.

“We will win the fight against COVID-19 if we are working together.

“The WHO is grateful for the solidarity being shown by Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool FC, Alisson Becker, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, FIFA, Peter Schmeichel, Andrea Radrizzani, Romain Grosjean and others in the world of sport.”


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COVID-19: Ronaldo does not have virus – Health Chief


Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has not been infected with the coronavirus despite being held in quarantine in his native Madeira, the president of the Portuguese islands has confirmed.

This week, the Portuguese footballer flew home to Madeira to visit his sick mother Dolores, who suffered a stroke earlier this month and quarantined himself after his teammate Daniele Rugani was diagnosed with coronavirus, with Paulo Dybala also reported to have tested positive, a report which Juventus have reportedly denied.


The former Real Madrid star has since threatened not to return back to Italy and will remain at home while the fear of infection is still high.

Speaking about the state of Cristiano Ronaldo, President of the Madeira regional government Miguel Albuquerque said: ‘I cannot speak of this issue for data protection reasons, but I want to say that the situation has been properly analysed and it is, at this time, guaranteed that there is no possibility of infection.’

Regional health secretary Pedro Ramos confirmed: ‘Both the athlete and his family are asymptomatic.’

Earlier today, Juventus confirmed that 121 people, including players, staff members, escorts, managers, and Juventus employees are self-isolating at home.


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Serie A: Lyon ended Juve’s 22 games unbeaten streak


In the intervening 24 years, Juventus has reached the European Cup final five times and lost five times.

That’s one of the reasons the Serie A side recruited Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 128 goals in the Champions League and won the tournament once with Manchester United and four times with Real Madrid.

But Lyon had the measure of Ronaldo in this game, crowding him out as Juventus struggled to find their rhythm, especially in the first half.

The home side made a nervy start, but led by the artistry of Houssem Aouar in midfield — at one point the 21-year-old cheekily nutmegged Paulo Dybala — Lyon were deservedly ahead at the break.

Cristiano Ronaldo was unable to extend his remarkable Champions League record in Lyon.

Aouar created the goal, crossing for Lucas Tousart who provided an acrobatic finish. The goal was enough to hand Lyon its first ever win over Juve and ended the Italian club’s manager Maurizio Sarri 22-match unbeaten run in European games.

Last season Sarri coached Chelsea, guiding the Premier League team to victory in the Europa league.

“We always thought we were capable of unsettling Juventus and we did just that with a lot of desire,” Aouar told uefa.com.
When Tousart scored, Juve were playing with 10 men with Matthijs de Ligt off the pitch receiving treatment for a bloody head wound.

Juventus improved in the second half but Dybala miscued with a of shots and when he did find the net, the Argentine was marginally offside.

Lyon also defended superbly, keeping a close eye on Ronaldo and bravely blocking on the rare occasions Juve had the opportunity to shoot.

“We were second to every ball in the first half — I don’t know why,” Leonardo Bonucci told uefa.com. “Something went wrong with our approach, I could sense from before kick off that something had not switched on.

“We were all far from each other in the first half, making everything easy for Lyon. We need to work hard ahead of the return leg because we cannot afford another game like this in Turin.”

Lucas Tousart scores Lyon’s winning goal against Juventus.

In last season’s Champions League round of 16 stage, Juventus were beaten 2-0 by Atletico Madrid in the first leg, before a Ronaldo hat-trick secured the Serie A team a place in the quarterfinals, before it was knocked out by Ajax.

“We believe in ourselves,” Juve midfielder Aaron Ramsey told uefa.com. “With our fans right behind us, we can progress through to the next stages.”

The good news for Juve is that Ronaldo’s goalscoring record in the knockout stages is unparallelled.

According to statistics provider Opta, of the seven players with 50+ goals competition, Ronaldo is the only one to have scored more goals in the knockout stages (65) than in the group phase (63).

The second leg will take place at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on March 17.


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Cristiano Ronaldo Immortalise as Chocolate Statue Which Took 200 Hours to Make


Cristiano Ronaldo has had a life-size chocolate statue created by a sculptor in Portugal, who spent 200 hours creating the sweet tooth’a replica of the Juventus star.

It was created by chocolatier Jorge Cardoso, who made the 120kg, 1.87m tall sculpture in his spare time at a factory in Givisiez, Switzerland.

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How Ronaldo motivated me to join United – Fernandes


Bruno Fernandes says Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo played a role in his move from Portugal to England as he eyes silverware.

Bruno Fernandes says Cristiano Ronaldo inspired him to fulfil a “childhood dream” and play for Manchester United.

Fernandes has impressed since January move to United


Fernandes swapped Sporting CP for United for an initial fee of 55m euros prior to the deadline and the Portugal international has already established himself as a key member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

United midfielder Fernandes has earned rave reviews for his performances against Wolves and Chelsea, while he impressed off the bench against Club Brugge in the Europa League on Thursday.

“I’m a Cristiano Ronaldo fan and he’s a player I’ve always followed”

Fernandes said former Sporting teenager and United legend Ronaldo – who won three Premier League titles and the Champions League among other honours during his time in Manchester – played a role in moving from Portugal to England as he eyes silverware at Old Trafford.


“I’m a Cristiano Ronaldo fan and he’s a player I’ve always followed,” Fernandes said via Sky Sports ahead of Sunday’s clash against Watford.

“When Cristiano burst on to the scene here in Manchester, he spent a good chunk of his early career here and enjoyed so much success.

“That’s why it was a dream of mine to play for Manchester United and I’m very pleased to be here because it’s a childhood dream come true.

“I think any player who joins Manchester United wants to win everything; I want to win every competition that Manchester United compete in.


“I’m an ambitious player who wants success and I want to win every game in every competition we’re in.”

Fernandes added: “I didn’t speak to [Ronaldo] before coming but did after my arrival. I know some people asked Cristiano what he thought of me and what I was like as a player and a person. I know he spoke highly of me and gave me a good reference, so I sent him a message after to thank him for his kind words.

“Pressure always has to be present in our day-to-day and we have to be under pressure to improve every day. I’m a person who demands a lot from myself and always want more and to do better.

“That’s why, regardless of the transfer fee, I wanted to keep improving and be a better player.”


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Milan 1-1 Juventus: Report, Ratings &amp Reactions


A controversial late Cristiano Ronaldo penalty gave Juventus an undeserved draw in their Coppa Italia semi final clash against ten-men AC Milan, cancelling out Ante Rebić’s sliding finish in a 1-1 encounter in Thursday’s first leg.

Milan created the clearest chances in the first half, with Gianluigi Buffon making good saves to deny Davide Calabria and Rebić. On the other hand, La Vecchia Signora struggled to fashion chances for themselves and looked lethargic in their attacks.

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C.Ronaldo Looks Forward To Retirement As He Clocks 35


Cristiano Ronaldo Is Now 35 Years Old – Is He Showing Any Signs of Stopping Any Time Soon?…


Before diving head first into examining Cristiano Ronaldo’s capabilities as he celebrates his 35th birthday, it’s best to tackle the question at hand first.

We need to define what is ‘stopping’.

Does that mean he’s not the player he once was, and that his performances aren’t what they used to be? If so, this piece can end rather abruptly because, yes, he isn’t the Ronaldo of the back-to-back Ballon d’Or winning times of 2013 and 2014.


But does that mean he’s stopping in any way? No, it most absolutely does not.

Before going any further – as is customary – it only seems right to wish the man himself a happy birthday. When we look back on this period of footballing history, we’ll all be thankful that we had the pleasure of watching one of the game’s greats in action. He truly is, one of the best ever (15th best ever).

But that’s the thing, he still is one of the best ever and, more importantly, still one of the best right now.


Take a look at this season alone; in 19 Serie A outings he’s bagged himself a healthy 19 goals. If he was plying his trade in the Portuguese league and hitting such heights then naturally it wouldn’t be particularly impressive.

That’s not the case though, and instead he’s doing it in one of Europe’s top five leagues, for one of the continent’s top sides, in an engrossing and tightly contested title race. It’s also worth mentioning he’s scored in nine consecutive Italian top flight matches this term, the first Juventus player to do that since David Trezeguet in December 2005.


So, based on all of that, no, he’s not stopping.

But if you take a look at the bigger picture then it’s worth factoring in that his all round displays are, expectedly, not as they once were.

Positionally he’s altered his game to match his capabilities, something that is perfectly acceptable when a player is nearer to 40 than he is to 30 years of age. It’s been a gradual process, moving from the wing into a left-sided forward role, but players change position all the time to accommodate age. Ronaldo simply isn’t as quick as he once was, and tracking back is far less of a requirement than it once was.


Who cares, though? The man is at peak physical condition, and every time he steps onto the pitch the debate is not usually if he’ll score, but rather, how many.

The flicks and tricks that caught Sir Alex Ferguson’s gaze in 2003 don’t come off quite as often, but it’s when the goals dry up that people will start to genuinely ask whether Ronaldo is, indeed, stopping.


3 Premier Leagues 🏆
2 La Ligas 🏆
1 Serie A 🏆
5 UEFA Champions Leagues 🏆
4 FIFA Club World Cups 🏆
1 Euro 🏆
1 UEFA Nations League 🏆
5 Ballan d’Ors
4 Golden Shoes

Don’t hate, just appreciate. Pure fucking greatness. 🐐

Let’s summarise. Yes, we are looking at a player who is not what he once was. However, the player he once was stood head and shoulders above the rest – bar one – for a freakishly long period of time.


The Ronaldo we look at now is still one of the best. While his ‘best’ may not be the level of yesteryear, it’s still a pedestal that most aspiring footballers can only dream of stepping foot on. Yet, if you took away his goals, his contribution to Juventus is not as profound as he’s produced throughout the rest of his career.

But why would you do that? How can you discount a goal-per-game ratio in the Italian top flight this season? You can’t. Moreover, you can’t discount dragging a Portugal side with José Fonte in it to the European Championships in the summer. Behave.

Happy birthday to one of the all-time greats.

Ronaldo isn’t stopping just yet


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Solskjaer: Don’t compare Fernandes to Ronaldo ..


Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday that it would be unfair to compare new signing Bruno Fernandes to Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 25-year-old followed the path first made famous by five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo in 2003 when he joined United from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon on Thursday.


Solskjaer said that Fernandes would play a part in Saturday’s game against Wolves at Old Trafford, but warned against comparing him to his illustrious compatriot.

“Cristiano is unique so to compare the boy to him is not fair. Obviously we hope Bruno is going to come and have a fantastic career at Manchester United,” he said.


“He is another piece in the jigsaw and I am sure he is going to give us that X-factor that we have been missing at times this season.”

Fernandes said after signing that his “love of Manchester United” started while watching Ronaldo play for the club.


United were finally able to land Fernandes after chasing him for several months and Solskjaer says the Portugal international reminds him of former teammate Paul Scholes with his ability to make goalscoring runs from deep and provide assists.

Fernandes, who will wear Scholes’ old number 18 shirt, scored eight goals and set up six others for Sporting in the Portuguese Primeira Liga this season.


“Bruno is a goalscoring and assisting midfield player, a little bit like Paul Scholes,” Solskjaer added.

“He can strike a ball fantastically and he’s got wonderful technique. He will also get assists from set plays and with his range of passing.”


Scholes won 11 Premier League titles, two Champions Leagues and a host of other medals during two spells with United across the Alex Ferguson era.

“He’s a similar type to Scholes, fiery as well, with the same number on his shirt,” Solskjaer said.


“Bruno can do absolutely everything. He can play as one of three in midfield, as a number 10, he can play in off the wing, he can play in a diamond. But we will give him the time to find his best position.

“Of course we bring him in to play and we believe in him. But we are going to give him time to settle down in a new country and a new league with new teammates.”


Fernandes has arrived with United fifth in the Premier League, six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea who they play in their first game back after the winter break.

United are also through to the Europa League last 32 against Club Brugge and are still in the FA Cup.

Now the transfer window is shut, Solskjaer is ready to focus on the last three months as he tries to salvage a troubled season.

“I’m happy and confident that these players will keep improving. You cannot control results but of course, we are going to fight for a higher position in the league and trophies in the cups,” he said.


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Ronaldo, first Instagram user to gather 200M followers ..


Portuguese footballer and Serie A club Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first Instagram user to gather two hundred million followers on the platform.

Former Manchester United player, announced the milestone by sharing a photo montage on Wednesday.


Sharing a thank you message, the Juventus forward wrote, “Wow 200 million!!! Thank you to each and every one of you for sharing this journey with me every day!”

The five-time Ballon d’or winner is the second person with the most followers on Instagram. The only account that comes before his is Instagram itself with 330 million followers.


Singer Ariana Grande is third with 173.1 million followers.

Footballer Lionel Messi of Barcelona ranks eighth with 141.8 million and Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar is 10th at 132.6 million followers.


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the second-highest athlete with 170.1 million, though he doesn’t currently compete and could be considered an athlete/actor hybrid.

Lionel Messi of Barcelona ranks eighth with 141.8 million and Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar is 10th at 132.6 million.

According to Forbeds, Ronaldo is paid nearly $1 million for each post on Instagram. While Messi has the second-highest Instagram income at $23.3 million.

Ronaldo is also the most liked athlete on Facebook with around 122.3 million likes on the site and 124.4 million followers.


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Cristiano Ronaldo find new business ..


The Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo and the Italian company ‘Independent’, of the Italian Lapo Elkann, member of the powerful Agnelli family, will create a line of glasses that will be available to buy in spring/summer 2020.

The Italian company explained in a statement that Cristiano and Elkann have signed an exclusive 5-year global agreement that will make it possible to create a collection of glasses under the CR7 brand, that is currently distributed in 70 countries.

The first collection has been designed by Cristiano Ronaldo and will be available from spring/summer in shops and online.

Elkann celebrated the agreement in a statement and said that it is an “extraordinary” opportunity for his brand and has trusted that the group develops other types of projects with the player in the future.

Cristiano Ronaldo has also acknowledged his enthusiasm for collaborating with Elkann and affirmed that he can’t wait for the world to see his collection.


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Best goal scoring streak: Ronaldo number 1 after Parma’s 2-1 clash


Cristiano Ronaldo has put his skates on and has entered the fight for the Golden Boot. The Portuguese made it 1-0 against Parma and in the 2nd half, he scored to make it 2-1.

With some luck, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first goal of the match, while exhibiting finishing power for the second, which again put Juve in front, after Cornelius leveled for Parma.


Cristiano Ronaldo started his goal-scoring streak in the Serie A on the 1st December and hasn’t failed to score in any league match since then.

He has scored against Sassuolo, Lazio, Udinese, Sampdoria, Cagliari, Roma, and Parma.


In all competitions, the Portuguese striker has scored 12 goals in his last 9 matches. He only failed to score in the Italian Supercoppa final, also against Lazio.

Against a very stubborn Parma team on Sunday, Ronaldo made the difference shortly before the break, his shot from inside the box deflected off Darmian; in the 2nd he made the most of a Dybala pass to ensure Juventus claim three points.


Cristiano Ronaldo currently holds the best goal-scoring form in Europe and has recovered his level after a dubious start. He is now a contender for the Golden Boot.

After the game against Parma, Ronaldo took to Twitter to celebrate his performance and three points earned.


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Messi speaks on 2009-18 rivalry with Ronaldo (see..)


Lionel Messi has admitted that his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain was special and it will remain forever.

Messi and Ronaldo played for Barcelona and Real Madrid, where they rivaled each other for the La Liga and Champions League titles from 2009-2018 as well as the Ballon D’Or, before the Portuguese footballer moved to Juventus.

Speaking about their rivalry, Messi said: “It was a special duel and it will remain forever because it lasted many years and it is not easy to maintain certain levels for a long time.


“Plus the teams we played in were also very demanding, both Real Madrid and Barcelona were the two best teams in the world.”

The Argentinian also scored 472 times in all competitions for Barcelona between 2009 and 2018, while the Portuguese star registered 450 goals for Madrid.


Messi added: “Competing on an equal footing for so many years, I think it will remain forever.

“The sporting duel between us was very nice on a personal level and I think people had fun too, whether it was from Madrid or from Barca, or even only football fans in general.”

RONALDO VS MESSI RIVALRY (2009-2018)

Goals:

Messi: 472; Ronaldo: 450

Assists:

Messi: 122; Ronaldo: 95

La Liga Trophies:

Messi: 7; Ronaldo: 2

Champions League Trophies:

Messi: 2; Ronaldo: 4

Ballon D’Or:

Messi: 6: Ronaldo: 5


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I will follow Ronaldo, Rooney’s Footstep – Williams

...Brandon Williams


Manchester United newcomer, Brandon Williams has vowed to follow the footsteps of club legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, while looking forward to providing assistance to Marcus Rashford at the club.

The 19-year-old Manchester native grew up supporting the club that he now gets the chance to represent after graduating from a famed academy system at Old Trafford.

Williams is determined to make the most of that opportunity by contributing not only to defensive stability under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but also to the attacking efforts of those in front of him.


“It’s a really proud thing for me and my family,” Williams told United’s official website.

“I know what I’ve achieved but I want to keep on playing and play as many games as I can for this club.“In the position I play in, you need that energy and to be strong on the physical side of the game to get up and down the pitch, and also to help defend and attack.”


“Attacking is a big part of my game. I love driving forward and giving energy to the team and helping with our attacks. “When I make those runs, you might make a run for yourself with the ball or you might make a run for someone else by creating space for somebody like Marcus [Rashford], or whoever is on the wing, to go in there and create their magic.”

He intends to help make even more, with there a desire on his part to emulate the achievements of some iconic figures.


“We got tickets for pretty much every home game. So I was watching the likes of Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez and Cristiano Ronaldo,” Williams added on his memories of Champions League glory in 2008.

”It shows you what the top level is like and you just want to play with these types of players.

Manchester United newcomer, Brandon Williams


“In 2008, I remember being at home [for the final] and my nana was telling me to go to bed but I was like: ‘I need to watch the penalties’ and, obviously, we all know what happened.

After making a step up into the senior ranks this season, Williams has taken in 15 appearances for United across all competitions.


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Grave Rivals: Ibrahimovic sends clear letter to C. Ronaldo

…says, competing with you would be exciting


Swedish striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has sent a clear message to Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo that his competition with him in the Serie A would be ‘exciting’ after he signed for AC Milan on Friday.

The 38-year-old also said he knows what to do in the Italian top-flight league, adding that ‘you have to suffer’ to be the best.

Ibrahimovic, who spent two seasons with Milan from 2010 to 2012, signed a six-month deal with the Serie A giants.


The former Manchester United hitman joins as a free agent, having decided to end his two-year stint with MLS side, LA Galaxy last year.

“I know what I have to do, Zlatan is still here,” Ibrahimovic told reporters as he was officially presented by his new club AC Milan on Friday.


“The duel with Cristiano Ronaldo will be exciting.”

He added: “You have to suffer: those who don’t know how to suffer can’t be the best.

“I’ll get meaner and meaner. I expect a lot from my teammates too.”

Ibrahimovic will now hope to lead AC Milan to victory when they host Sampdoria in the Serie A fixture on Monday.


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Here’s how Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate New year with Georgina Rodriguez.


Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriquez celebrated the New Year by locking lips in these loved-up photos the footballer shared to his Instagram page.

The Portuguese star wrote in his caption: ‘Happy New year, my love! Let the year 2020 will be full of love, health, peace and success for everyone! Happy New year.’


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