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Cristiano Ronaldo’s 10 Most Memorable Goals

Cristiano Ronaldo. Five Ballons d’Or, Five Champions Leagues, seven league titles, and God knows how many records. And on 2nd December 2020, the Portuguese hit another milestone, netting his 750th professional career goal – a figure bettered only by Pele and Josef Bican. Having hit this extraordinary number, it’s difficult to narrow it down, but here are Cristiano Ronaldo’s ten most memorable goals. 1) vs Portsmouth (Premier League, 07/08) An unstoppable free kick from 30 yards out One thing that Ronaldo has become known for over the years is his iconic free kick technique. And, in January 2008, we got a glimpse of it at its very best. Early into a home fixture against Portsmouth, the Portuguese unleashed an unstoppable free kick into the top corner from 30 yards, leaving goalkeeper David ...

Report: Newcastle plotting January loan move for English defender

According to Chronicle Live, Newcastle United are keen on bringing Manchester United defender Brandon Williams to St. James’ Park on loan in January till the end of the season. The 20-year-old is currently struggling for playing opportunities at Old Trafford despite featuring in 36 games across all competitions last season, and a temporary exit when the winter transfer window opens next month appears to be on the cards. Williams has found himself behind Alex Telles and Luke Shaw in manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order at left-back, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the undisputed first-choice at right-back. While he has found himself outside of the first-team plans at Man Utd, Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is looking to bolster his defence and has the England youth international on his radar...

Predicted Man Utd XI vs PSG: £35.7m ace to start, 23-yr-old could replace experienced star

Manchester United host Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday night and they will be hoping to pull further clear of their rivals in Group H with a win at home. The Red Devils have picked up nine points from their four group games so far and they are three points clear at the top of their group. Paris Saint-Germain have picked up six points from their four group games and they will be hoping to close the gap with the Premier League side with a win here. The French outfit have been quite inconsistent this season and witnessed this game will be a massive challenge for them. Both teams have the quality to pick up a win here and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top eventually. Team News Manchester United will be without the injured Luke Shaw and the suspended Ax...

UEFA Announce Team of the Year Nominees

UEFA have revealed the nominees for the 2020 fans’ Team of the Year. The 50-man list is comprised of five goalkeepers, 15 defenders, 15 midfielders, and 15 forwards. Rather unsurprisingly, treble winners Bayern Munich are the most heavily represented side in the nominations, boasting ten candidates. Bayern completed the treble with a win over PSG in August Runaway Premier League champions Liverpool and Champions League finalists Paris Saint Germain also hold a high percentage of the nominees, possessing eight candidates each. It was a disappointing turn out from the La Liga giants, as Real Madrid and Barcelona only managed one nominee each, while Atletico Madrid had just two. Germany were the most represented nation with six, with France one behind. Argentina, Portugal, England, Brazil, Sp...

FA Cup third-round draw: Dates, Tv info as Liverpool, Arsenal face all PL tie

The FA Cup will resume next month when the third round of club football’s oldest competition is contested, and you can watch all FA Cup games live online.  FA Cup Third-Round Draw  Dates: All the games will be played between January 8 and January 11 There will be no replays this season, and any ties that are level after 90 minutes will go to extra-time and, if necessary, penalties. Time: 7.10 BST Tv info: BT Sport/ BT Sport YouTube 3rd-Round Fixtures:  Huddersfield v Plymouth Southampton v Shrewsbury Chorley v Derby County Marine v Tottenham Wolves v Crystal Palace Stockport County v West Ham Oldham Athletic v Bournemouth Manchester United v Watford Stevenage v Swansea Everton v Rotherham Nottingham Forest v Cardiff Arsenal v Newcastle Barnsley v Tranmere Rove...

Report: Man Utd eyeing potential January move for three-time EPL-winning centre-back

According to The Sun, Manchester United are keeping an eye on the contract situation of Leicester City centre-back Jonny Evans ahead of the January transfer window. The Red Devils want a new left-sided center-back as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster his defensive ranks, and the 32-year-old is on his radar. Evans has around seven months left on his current contract at Leicester, and while he wants an extension, both parties haven’t been able to reach an agreement. He can leave the King Power Stadium for a fee in January or free next summer, and Man Utd have identified him as a possible cut-price transfer option should he become available on the market. The Leicester star spent 10 years at Old Trafford after coming through their academy, winning three Premier League titles &...

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says Edinson Cavani ‘very hard to defend against’

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has praised Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani for the impact he made on the game between the two sides on Sunday afternoon, as quoted on BBC Sport. The Saints have suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of United at St. Mary’s Stadium in the Premier League. The home team were 2-0 up after 33 minutes. Jan Bednarek headed in the Saints’ first goal in the 23rd minute, and James Ward-Prowse doubled the advantage with a fantastic free kick. However, United launched a strong comeback in the second half and picked up all three points from the encounter courtesy of a 3-2 win. Bruno Fernandes pulled one back for the visiting team on 59 minutes, and half-time substitute Cavani scored twice, first in the 74th minute and then in the second minute of injury time....

Report: Man Utd leading the race to sign 26-year-old int’l

Manchester United are leading the race to sign AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu on a free transfer next summer as per Bild’s Christian Falk, who said this on the Stretford Paddock Podcast (h/t RedRants). The 26-year-old has only seven months left on his contract at AC Milan, and he is yet to pen a new deal at the San Siro. Despite being a key player for them, there is a growing feeling that he could leave the club. The Turkish international will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with other clubs from January, and the Red Devils are reportedly in pole position to secure his signature. Serie A giants Juventus and Inter Milan and keen to sign him while La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid are also interested. However, it’s United who are leading the race as they are now in adva...

Alex Ferguson teams up with Marcus Rashford after making poverty pledge

Agence France-Presse Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has teamed up with Marcus Rashford to tackle child food poverty. United striker Rashford was awarded an MBE following his recent campaign which saw the government change their minds on providing free school meals for children during holidays. Now the 23-year-old has said Ferguson is set to pledge up to £2 million ($2.6 million) towards the FareShare charity for which Rashford is an ambassador. An appeal in the Times is aiming to raise funds and Rashford revealed Ferguson, alongside billionaire Michael Moritz, will match donations up to the aforementioned sum and described the news as “incredible”. Ferguson, 78, grew up in Glasgow in tough conditions and believes Rashford has done a great job in highlighting the plight faci...

Manchester United come up with transfer plan to sign £70m forward…but it may not work

Manchester United have not given up on their hopes of signing Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele in the January transfer window. Popular football journalist and transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, on Here We Go podcast (h/t The Daily Mail) has claimed the 23-year-old is still a target for the Red Devils. United, after failing to land Jadon Sancho, made an attempt to sign Dembele on loan during the summer, but the deal didn’t materialise as he stayed on to prove himself under new boss Ronald Koeman. According to Catalan newspaper Sport, several European clubs are still interested in signing Dembele as they view him as a player who has not yet fully realised his potential and has his best years ahead of him. Dembele’s situation  Barcelona paid a ridiculous sum of £...

Juventus Linked With Move For Donny van de Beek

Juventus are reportedly eyeing up a move for Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek. Van de Beek came to Old Trafford in the summer from Ajax for a fee of approximately £40m. After scoring on his debut in the 3-1 defeat against Crystal Palace, he seemed to be an inspired signing. Van de Beek celebrates his debut goal against Crystal Palace However, he is still yet to make his first start in the Premier League, playing just 88 minutes in total. The form of Portuguese playmaker Bruno Fernandes has seriously hampered his chances of making an impact at the Red Devils. Reports in Italy are now suggesting that the Dutch midfielder could be on his way out, with Serie A champions Juventus targeting his signature according to calciomercato. La Vecchia Signora have not made an ideal start to...

Andre-Villas Boas: Marcelo Bielsa’s nomination for The Best FIFA Coach award ‘scandalous’

Marseille boss Andre-Villas Boas has taken a swipe at Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa’s nomination for The Best FIFA Coach Award. The Argentine has joined a five-match shortlist that also includes Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui and Bayern Munich’s Champions League-winning coach Hansi Flick. Bielsa was at the helm as Leeds returned to the top flight of the English game for the first time in 2004, but Villas-Boas has suggested that these achievements pale into comparison with other coaches who have been overlooked. “Bielsa? Bielsa has to win a prestigious trophy,” he told the media on Friday. “But he’s not among the best five coaches in the world in 2020. It’s a scandal. He won the Championship!” Villas-Boas, who risks provoking the M...