Manchester United

Man United knocks Barcelona out of the Europa League

Manchester United did the unthinkable. The Red Devils have knocked Barcelona out of the Europa League. After the first leg ended in a 2-2 draw, the Premier League club came from behind to score two goals to take the side to the next round of the Europa League.

Both sides played aggressively in the early minutes of play to get one in the opposition’s net. And maybe this approach cost them a penalty in the 18th minute after Bruno Fernandes performed a rash challenge on Alejandro Balde. Robert Lewandowski, who was as cool as a cucumber, converted the penalty into a goal and gave the Blaugrana the lead.

But Fred equalized early in the second half before substitute Antony completed the turnaround for Manchester United 17 minutes from full time.

Erik Ten Hag called this one of the best wins of his managerial career. In a post-match interview, he said, “It was a magnificent night. I think it is brilliant when you can beat Barcelona – eight points ahead of Real Madrid in La Liga – and we have seen this week Real Madrid playing [in their 5-2 win [over Liverpool]. We did a magnificent performance.”

The victory marks Manchester United’s first win over Barcelona since the narrow 1-0 win in the Champions League semi-final second leg in April 2008.

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag was seen having dinner with United icon Ferguson at an Italian restaurant in Cheshire.

Erik Ten Hag spotted having dinner with Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United’s current manager Erik Ten Hag is having a dream run. After having a successful run with the club, taking them from being mere competitors to a title contender, the manager was spotted having dinner with Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson.

Erik Ten Hag was seen having dinner with United icon Ferguson at an Italian restaurant in Cheshire.

Manchester United under Ten Hag is a different team. The club is currently in third position in the Premier League and has a real shot at winning the title too. Also, the Red Devils have reached the final of the Carabao Cup, where they’ll face Newcastle United at Wembley.

Alex Ferguson has won Premier League Manager of the Season on 11 occasions, as well as picking up the monthly accolade 27 times and numerous other individual awards, such as LMA Manager of the Year and LMA Manager of the Decade. His all-time Premier League record stands at 528 wins from 810 matches. He is the most successful manager in British football history, winning 13 Premier League titles with Manchester United.

Manchester United fans will be extremely happy with this news and hoping that Sir Alex Ferguson might have given a secret tip or two to the current United manager.

Jim Ratcliffe officially enters the bidding process for Man United- God of Sports

Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS enters the bidding process for Manchester United

Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS, a pharmaceutical firm, has formally entered into the sales process of Premier League club Manchester United. Jim Ratcliffe’s spokesperson confirmed the news and said, “I can confirm that we have formally put ourselves into the process.”

In November, United’s US owners, the Glazer family, said they had begun looking at options for the 20-time English champion, including new investment or a potential club sale. The English club is currently valued at $4.6 billion.

The Glazer family has owned Manchester United since 2005 when late patriarch Malcolm Glazer completed a highly controversial buyout that plunged the club into debt for the first time in more than 70 years.  Their business model saw significant funds taken out of the club as dividends. Despite the losses, no dividends were paid in December 2022 for the first time in six years.

This is not the only time Manchester United has been linked with a new owner. Earlier, India’s billionaire Mukesh Ambani was also reported to be having a significant interest in buying the English club from the Glazers family.

The Old Trafford-located club is currently fourth on the Premier League table with 38 points from 18 games. The club next faces table toppers Arsenal on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium.

Saudi club Al-Nassr finally signs Ronaldo on a free transfer

After much speculation, Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has finally confirmed his next destination. The former Manchester United star has been signed by Saudi club Al- Nassr on a two-year deal worth over €200 million. The contract will see CR7 play in the Saudi Pro League till 2025.

Al-Nassr announced the signing via Twitter. The club tweeted, ” History in the making. This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves. Welcome @Cristiano to your new home @AlNassrFC.”

After the announcement was made public, Cristiano was quoted as saying, “I can’t wait to discover a new football league in a different country.” He further added, “The vision with which Al Nassr operates is very inspiring, and I am delighted to join my teammates so that together we can help the team achieve greater success.”

Ronaldo heads to the Gulf after a year that saw him relegated to the bench for Portugal and cut adrift by Manchester United. The club parted ways with the Portuguese star after the veteran forward gave an explosive TV interview in which he said he felt “betrayed” by the club and had no respect for coach Erik ten Hag.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s move is being criticised by a lot of his fans. In a time when his long-time competitor Lionel Messi is scaling new heights, Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Al-Nassr is seen as an end to his numero uno status.

Cody Gakpo signs for Liverpool

Liverpool beat Man United to get Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven

In a dramatic turn of events, Liverpool has signed Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven. The player, a key target for Manchester United, has been signed for a record transfer fee.

As per ESPN, the fee of the deal is around £37 million plus add-ons, up to £50m potential package. The sides are close to finalising his arrival in the January transfer window. PSV did not disclose the deal’s value, but general manager Marcel Brands said it would be a “record transfer” for the club.

The Dutch club said in a statement: “PSV and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement on the proposed transfer of Cody Gakpo. The 23-year-old attacker will leave for England imminently, where he will be subjected to the necessary formalities ahead of the transfer completion.”

The signing will be great for Liverpool since Luis Diaz is facing a severe injury after aggravating a knee injury during a midseason training break in Dubai. Also, their star signing, Darwin Nunez, is going through a rough patch.

Cody Gakpo has been a key player for PSV Eindhoven. The star has scored 36 goals in just 106 appearances for the Dutch club. Also, the winger impressed during the recently concluded 2022 FIFA World Cup, scoring 3 goals in 5 games.

Liverpool has had a torrid time, with the team currently in 6th position in the English Premier League. With the latest acquisition, the team might see a great improvement in performance.

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Man United advance to quarterfinals of EFL Cup after thrashing Burnley

Club football is back!! After a satisfying end to the World Cup, club football in England is back. Man United and Burnley locked horns in EFL Cup yesterday, with the English club thrashing Burnley to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

The match began with Eriksen getting on the scoresheet in the 27th minute before Rashford doubled the advantage in the second half of United’s first game since the World Cup. Manchester United could have doubled the lead when Burnley goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell saved Anthony Martial’s shot. Burnley got a chance to equalise, but Marcus Rashford stepped in and made it 2-0 with his individual effort.

Man United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, praised Marcus Rashford for his incredible performance. He said, “I think he’s on a very good level. His performances are improving a lot, I would say, from game to game. He’s a continued threat today but also many other games in this season, he’s scored already a lot of goals. Also, there’s a lot of defending work, don’t forget that. So I’m really happy with his performances and I hope but I expect him to keep going in this attitude and in this performance level.”

In other news, Nottingham Forest also reached the quarterfinals after a 4-1 win over second-division Blackburn. Elsewhere, third-tier Charlton caused an upset as they defeated Premier League club, Brighton.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2022 net worth, earnings and social media

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is a football legend. The striker has played for many international clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and Sporting Lisbon. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden Shoes, the most by a European player. He has won 32 trophies in his career, including seven league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, and the UEFA European Championship. Ronaldo holds the records for most appearances (183), goals (140), and assists (42) in the Champions League, goals in the European Championship (14), international goals (118), and joint-most international appearances (196). He is one of the few players to have made over 1,100 professional career appearances and has scored over 800 official senior career goals for the club and country. Additionally, he is the only male player to score in five World Cup tournaments.

Besides his on-field achievements, Ronaldo has quite a following on social media platforms. He is the only first with over 500 million followers on Instagram

He has achieved so much in so little time. No wonder he is called the G.O.A.T. by many football fans and pundits. So, in this article, we’ll be having a closer look at Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth.

Before starting, let’s have a look at his journey.

Cristiano Ronaldo began his senior career with Sporting CP before signing with Manchester United in 2003 at age 18, winning the FA Cup in his first season. He would also go on to win three consecutive Premier League titles, the Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup; at age 23, he won his first Ballon d’Or.

Ronaldo for Real Madrid holding a cup in hand

KIEV, UKRAINE – MAY 26: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid lifts The UEFA Champions League trophy following his sides victory in during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Ronaldo was the subject of the then-most expensive association football transfer when he signed for Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer worth €94 million (£80 million), where he won 15 trophies, including two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey, and four Champions Leagues, and became the club’s all-time top goalscorer. He won back-to-back Ballon d’Or in 2013 and 2014 and again in 2016 and 2017, and was runner-up three times behind Lionel Messi, his perceived career rival.

Ronaldo for Juventus

TURIN, ITALY – JANUARY 3: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus during the Italian Serie A match between Juventus v Udinese at the Allianz Stadium on January 3, 2021 in Turin Italy (Photo by Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates/Getty Images)

In 2018, he signed for Juventus in a transfer worth an initial €100 million (£88 million), the most expensive transfer for an Italian club and a player over 30 years old. He won two Serie A titles, two Supercoppa Italiana trophies and a Coppa Italia before returning to United in 2021. The attacker left in 2022 following disagreements with the coach and the management.

In a reunion of sorts, Cristiano Ronaldo returned to his boyhood club, Manchester United. However, in the winter of 2022, Ronaldo mutually decided to end his agreement with Manchester United following weeks of drama.

Where will the striker’s next destination be? Comment down your replies.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Family

Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985, the youngest of 4 children in Funchal, Madeira (Portuguese island). He comes from a humble background, his mother was a cook, and his father was a gardener. 

After becoming a football sensation at Manchester United, Ronaldo got overnight fame and success. He instantly became a media favourite. With age at his side, Ronaldo got a lot of attention from the ladies. Romero, a Portuguese model and TV presenter, dated Ronaldo from January 2005 to September 2006, making her one of Ronaldo’s longest-lasting girlfriends while he played in England with Manchester United. 

The only British woman Ronaldo has been romantically linked with is Gemma Atkinson, a lingerie model. The pair was together only briefly, for four months at the start of 2007. At the start of 2008, Ronaldo decided to switch things up and date a Spanish model by the name of Nereida Gallardo. The relationship, however, didn’t make it past summer. 

Ronaldo and Irina Shayk

Ronaldo and Irina Shayk

After supposed encounters with the likes of Gabriela Endringer, Raffaella Fico, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, Ronaldo found a lasting relationship with Irina Shayk in 2010. Ronaldo dated this Russian model, who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue before it was cool to collude with Russians. The couple was together for nearly five years, eventually breaking up in January 2015. After going through a breakup with Shayk, Ronaldo briefly dated Lucia Villalon, a Spanish TV reporter.

Cristiano Ronaldo & Georgina Rodriguez

TURIN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 12: Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez celebrate the launch of new CR7 Play It Cool with friends and family on September 12, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images for CR7 Play It Cool)

In November 2016, Ronaldo met Georgina Rodriguez, and the couple instantly fell for each other. The couple is going strong, and they are seen spending lots of quality time with one another.

To date, Ronaldo has five children, with three of the children born to two surrogate mothers. His first son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, 11, was born on June 17, 2010, in the United States. Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. is named after his soccer dad. Ronaldo has never disclosed the identity of his firstborn’s mother.

Ronaldo with his sone Cristiano Jr.

Ronaldo and Cristiano Jr.

In an interview, he stated, “Some points in life are private, and people have to respect privacy. When Cristiano is going to grow up, I am always going to say the truth to him because he deserves it, because he is my son. But I am not going to say [it just] because people want me to say it.”

In June 2017, Ronaldo welcomed twins Eva and Mateo via surrogate. After dating for a year, Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez announced their first child, Alana Martina. In 2021, Ronaldo announced that he was expecting twins with his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez. However, in 2022, Ronaldo shared the heartbreaking news that one of the couple’s twins, a baby boy, had died.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Club Career

Born in Sao Pedro, Funchal, a small Portuguese island in Madeira, Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential was spotted quite early in his career. 

After honing his skills with local clubs like Andorinha and Nacional in his formative years, Ronaldo went for a three-day trial with Sporting CP in 1997. The Portuguese outfit wasted no time signing him for £1,500.

By the age of 18, Cristiano Ronaldo made his senior team debut for Sporting CP and was already a hot prospect in Europe. His skills and goal-scoring abilities were making the right noises. Sir Alex Ferguson, the then coach of Manchester United, spotted his talent in a UEFA Champions League match and decided to bring the wonderkid to Manchester. He moved to Manchester United in 2003 for a reported £12.24 million fee.

Ronaldo wear red jersey with his Name Ronaldo and No. 7

Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo have mutually decided to terminate his contract.

Following his successes at United, his stock continued to rise in the football world. Consequently, Real Madrid signed Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, spending a then world record £80 million for the Portuguese, making him the most expensive signing at the time.

The forward scored a whopping 450 goals for Real Madrid and left the club as their all-time leading scorer. After winning every possible trophy with Real Madrid, Ronaldo embarked on a new journey. The striker signed for Juventus at a whopping fee of €100 million fee. Ronaldo guided Juventus to two back-to-back Serie A titles. In 134 appearances for the Turin club, Ronaldo scored 101 goals.

After having two blockbuster seasons with Juventus, Ronaldo decided he wanted a new challenge. On August 2021, Ronaldo rejoined Manchester United on a two-year deal. The English club paid a reported €25m transfer fee to Juventus for his signature.

Since his senior days, Ronaldo has scored 698 goals for his clubs and 115 goals for his national team, Portugal. The former Manchester United striker has a total of 813 goals, with Lionel Messi being the second with 764 goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Record for Portugal

In addition to his glorious club record, Ronaldo is a legend for Portugal. The former Manchester United striker has scored 118 goals in 196 appearances for Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo won the prestigious UEFA Euro 2016 with Portugal. Adding to that, he also led his side to the UEFA National League glory in 2019.

Ronaldo is one of two footballers to score at 5 FIFA World Cups. The other one is the obvious answer, Lionel Messi.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Net Worth

In terms of net worth, Cristiano Ronaldo is miles ahead of his competitors. As per Forbes, Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth in 2022 was around $115 million. The Portuguese legend earns $60 Million from on-field earnings and $55 Million from outside the field.

Much of Ronaldo’s earning power comes from his massive social media presence. He has over 770 million followers across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, giving him leverage to demand sky-high rates from sponsors such as Nike, Herbalife and Clear shampoo.

He is also the first active team-sport athlete to earn more than $1 billion in career earnings in 2020, according to this trade magazine. Cristiano Ronaldo is the third richest athlete behind basketball player LeBron James and fellow soccer player Lionel Messi.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Properties

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the richest athletes in the world, having made so much money from his performances on the pitch, having secured lucrative sponsorship deals off of it and having invested his earnings wisely.

Cristiano Ronaldo has invested a lot into his properties. Ronaldo has a property at La Finca, one of the most luxurious properties in Madrid. The complex where Ronaldo owns a big complex is also home to Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard, Toni Kroos, Diego Simeone and Zinedine Zidane.

Cristiano Ronaldo seated on sofa with two baby girls and one boy.

The priciest pad in the Portuguese capital belongs to Ronaldo, with the No.7 having purchased this luxury property on the Avenida de Liberdade in 2019. It is believed to have cost around € 7 million. He is also known to own a flat in the Rua Castilho area of Lisbon.

One of Ronaldo’s most high-profile properties is his three-bedroom condo in Trump Tower in Manhattan, with its classy furniture and jaw-dropping views.

On the island of Madeira, where Ronaldo was born, he owns a seven-story apartment block in Funchal. This is where his mother spends a lot of her time.

Ronaldo owns a luxurious mansion with a state-of-the-art swimming pool on the Costa del Sol. Additionally, Ronaldo has a place in Geres, although Pepe was believed to be living there for a while.

When he signed for Juventus in 2018, Ronaldo purchased a secretive property in the outskirts of Turin.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Cars

Cristiano Ronaldo has an envious car collection. From Ferraris to Bugattis, the footballer has everything in his personal garage. Ronaldo is the proud owner of more than 20 luxurious cars, more than his rival Lionel Messi.

Let’s find out which cars the superstar footballer drives.

Bugatti Chiron, Bugatti Veyron & Bugatti Centodieci | $13.12 Million

Three of the most expensive cars in Ronaldo’s garage are undoubtedly the Bugatti trio – Bugatti Centodieci, Bugatti Chiron and Bugatti Veyron. The Bugatti Centodieci is the most expensive one, which cost Ronaldo $9.9 Million, followed by the Chiron, which is priced at $2.15 Million and then Veyron, which is valued at $1.7 Million.

McLaren Senna | $1 Million

Ronaldo also owns this million-dollar car named after legendary Formula One driver Ayrton Senna.

Rolls-Royce Phantom & Rolls-Royce Cullinan | $1.3 Million

One of the classiest cars in the world, Ronaldo owns two Rolls-Royce cars, A Rolls-Royce Phantom worth $400,000 and a Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth $900,000.

The Ferrari Trio | $995,000

Cristiano Ronaldo is standing beside of black ferrari

Even though Ronaldo lost the bidding war against his rival, Lionel Messi, for the Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti, the Portuguese owns three other Ferrari models whose combined net worth is close to million dollars. He owns a Ferrari 599 GTO ($385,000), a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano ($310,000) and a Ferrari F430 ($300,000).

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 | $318,000

One of the most expensive cars in Ronaldo’s garage is the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 which is priced at $318,000.

Bentley duo | $531,601

Ronaldo owns two Bentley cars, namely Bentley Continental GT worth $220,000. In 2021, he bought a Bentley Flying Spur for $313,601.

Aston Martin DB9 | $200,000

This British beauty finds her place in Cristiano Ronaldo’s garage, which he bought for $200,000.

Maserati GranCabrio | $140,000

Cristiano Ronaldo is open the door of grey car

The Portuguese bought this car in 2011 while he was playing for Real Madrid in Spain.

BMW M6 | $109,400

Ronaldo owns just one BMW M6 model, which is worth 109,400.

Mercedes | $249,400

Being a connoisseur of cars, it is quite natural that Ronaldo owns a Mercedes car. In fact, he owns three of them. A Mercedes G-Class ($130,900), Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI ($70,650) and a Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sports Coupe worth $47,850.

Porsche Trio | $337,400

The 37-year-old star owns three Porsche cars, a Porsche Cayenne, which costs approximately $77,500; a Porsche 911 Carrera 2S Cabriolet worth $129,900 and a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, which costs around $130,000.

Audi duo | $172,300

Cristiano Ronaldo standing in front of grey car

Audi has been a long-time partner of Ronaldo’s former club Real Madrid, and thus as a part of the deal, Ronaldo owns two Audi cars, Audi Q7 and Audi RS6, which are priced at approximately $55,800 and $116,500, respectively.

Cristiano Ronaldo as an Entrepreneur

Cristiano Ronaldo is not only a genius on the football field but also good at taking advantage of opportunities in the business world. The footballer has a bunch of successful businesses. 

CR7 Hotels

This hotel is a joint venture between Ronaldo and Pestana Hotel Group, a Portuguese company in the tourism sector, which later became Pestana CR7. Cristiano Ronaldo already has two hotels in Portugal. It is located in his native place, Madeira and another in Lisbon.

Additionally, the footballer has opened up hotels in Madrid, New York and Marrakech.

Clothing and Perfume

He seems to like the fashion world. He owns a lingerie company for adults and children. Ronaldo also owns a jeans company (CR7 Denim) and a joint venture with Denali to make CR7 Blanket.

He also collaborated with a British perfume manufacturer and gave birth to Eden Perfume Cristiano Ronaldo Fragrance. His underwear line, CR7 underwear, sells briefs, trunks, and socks for men and boys. He also has a footwear brand that deals with a diverse product range, including boots, slippers, casuals, as well as belts, wallets and bags.


Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Pau Gasol, and singer Enrique Iglesias have a stake in Grupo Mabel Capital, which is the company behind the elite restaurant Zela.

The Zela restaurant was built in two European cities, Ibiza (Spain) and London (England).

7EGEND- A Creative Agency

Ronaldo also has a creative agency named 7EGEND, aiming to “create innovative solutions and experiences, through the best thinking, strategy, design and engineering”. 7EGEND designed the websites for Valencia FC as well as the store for the Portuguese national team.

CR7 Crunch Fitness

Ronaldo signed a deal with Crunch Franchise in 2016 to open CR7 Crunch Fitness. He wants to deploy 100-150 fitness centers, but until now, only two CR7 Crunches have been recorded in Madrid.

Private Jet

Cristiano Ronaldo also owns a private jet rental business. The rental price reaches about 3 thousand euros per hour.

Moreover, Ronaldo pocketed a profit of one million euros (2018) from this business.

Hair Clinic

Ronaldo owns 50% of the company’s shares and has appointed his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez as the executor.

The clinic named Insparya focuses on hair transplantation and has several branches in Portugal.

Additional Businesses

There is also the CR7 Museu, a museum in his native Madeira. It showcases over 100 trophies and medals he has won in his prestigious career to date.

Considering the cryptocurrency hype, Cristiano Ronaldo has teamed up with cryptocurrency giant Binance to release a series of NFTs (non-fungible tokens). The 37-year-old’s multi-year partnership with Binance will see him launch a series of NFT collections called “Cristiano Ronaldo: The NFT Collection”, with the first available in early 2023.

He is also an investor in Tatel restaurants—including a new location in Beverly Hills—and is the face of ZujuGP, a forthcoming app aiming to be a ​​digital soccer community.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Social Media Presence

Cristiano Ronaldo is a big name on social media platforms. The footballer has a very huge influence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Social Media Platform Link of the social media page Total Followers
Facebook 156 Million
Twitter 106 Million
Instagram 515 Million

By the looks of it all, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most influential sportspeople who has lived. From Virat Kohli to Narendra Modi to Pele, everyone considers Cristiano Ronaldo their inspiration. The things CR7 has achieved on the pitch are next to impossible for any other footballer. But there is talk that Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are the successors of Ronaldo’s throne.

Will they be able to break Ronaldo’s records? Or will they crumble under pressure? Only time will tell. But Cristiano Ronaldo has definitely listed his name among the greatest of all time. 

Ten Hag challenges Maguire to replicate England form with Man Utd

Erik ten Hag calls for Maguire to replicate his World Cup form for Man Utd

Manchester United’s manager Erik ten Hag has urged Harry Maguire to replicate his World Cup form when he returns to play club football with Manchester United.

Maguire made just three Premier League starts for Manchester United this season before going to the World Cup with England and appearing in all five games in their run to the quarter-finals.

After England’s elimination to France on Saturday, ten Hag hopes Maguire can return to Old Trafford with confidence from his impressive showings in Qatar. “I can only back him. I’ve been asked many times if he is good enough [to play for me], and it is clear he is good enough to play at the highest level,” the United manager told reporters.

“When he is playing with his confidence like now, he is a massively important player for us, and that is what everyone expects. That’s what Harry expects from himself. He has that high standard; he wants to play at the highest level, and he wants to lead the defensive line, so it is up to him. I’m sure he has the potential to play in our style and fit into our system,” the manager added.

Erik ten Hag further said, “When he is working hard, you will get that confidence, and you are seeing that with the way he is playing for England. We want him to bring that back to Manchester with him so he can bring it on the pitch for Manchester United. I expect from him; the team knows what they expect from him. If he does that, he will be a great player for us.”

Erik ten Hag assured he has no issues with Maguire and insists positive performances will lead to a return to his starting XI.

Team of Manchester United

Amid World Cup, ten Hag’s United lose a friendly to Cadiz

Did you think yesterday was an off-day for all the football fans? Well, your guess is half right. There was friendly football action happening at Cadiz, Spain, miles away from Qatar, where the entire world’s eyes are at the moment.

Manchester United were in action against Spanish football club Cadiz yesterday. And the La Liga club managed to beat the English Premier League giants 4-2 in the first match for the club since axing Cristiano Ronaldo.

The game saw Cadiz take a lead of 2 goals within the first 15 minutes, thanks to Carlos Garcia and Anthony Lozano’s wonderful strikes. However, the English side managed to get one back, with Anthony Martial converting a penalty. The hosts, Cadiz, went into the break with a comfortable 2-1 lead.

As the second half began, Manchester United’s Kobbie Mainoo scored the equaliser to make the scoreline 2-2. However, the club’s defence faltered since. They made a lot of defensive errors that cost them two goals; one from Ruben Sobrino and another from Tomás Alarcon.

Erik ten Hag, the coach of Manchester United, was disappointed with the team’s efforts. Speaking with MUTV after the game, the Manchester United manager spoke about the game in general. ‘More negatives than positives’ was the real takeaway point from the interview.

Manchester United will next face Spanish club Real Betis on 10th December. The club will try to make the most out of this game.

Ronaldo to exit Man United

Manchester United, Ronaldo mutually confirm an exit

After weeks of ensuing drama and speculations, English Premier League club Manchester United and Cristiano have mutually decided to terminate the contract of their star striker. The decision has been taken following Ronaldo’s explosive interview with British journalist Piers Morgan in which he criticised the club and manager Erik ten Hag.

The club in an official statement said, “Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.”

The club further added, “ Manchester United thanks Cristiano Ronaldo for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future.”

Ronaldo’s contract at Old Trafford was due to run until June, but United sought to cancel it early after the striker told Morgan the club had made “zero progress” since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 and that he “doesn’t respect” the current club coach Ten Hag.

Ronaldo also released a statement saying, “ Following conversations with Manchester United we have mutually agreed to end our contract early. “ The all-time great further said, “ I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change. However, it feels like the right time to seek a new challenge. I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future.”

Additionally, the club is also in the news because of its owners. The Glazers family have been in charge of the club ever since it took over the club in 2005. But now with the rising protests against the owners, there are reports that the Glazers are looking to sell the club. 

In a statement, the club said, “Manchester United, one of the most successful and historic sports clubs in the world, announces today that the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) is commencing a process to explore strategic alternatives for the club.”

The club further said, “The Board will consider all strategic alternatives, including new investment into the club, a sale, or other transactions involving the Company.”

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