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8 Champions League matches that left an open wound for the defeated

Ask any manager for the matches that made them and you may be surprised. Because more often than not, the games that define your life in football are not the ones in which you got a positive result. It's the defeats that leave scars and push you onto bigger and better things. That's certainly true of these eight Champions League nights. Allow us to present a history of managers not eating, not forgetting and sometimes wandering the streets of Athens in search of reflection. 1. Liverpool’s Greek Tragedy Liverpool were a more cohesive unit than the 2005 version but couldn’t
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What Cristiano Ronaldo said in dressing room speech ahead of Man Utd debut

Cristiano Ronaldo has already made an impact at Man Utd. Cristiano Ronaldo gave his new Manchester United teammates a rousing speech ahead of making his second debut against Newcastle United to try and bring the best out of the squad. Ronaldo made a predictably excellent start to his second spell at Old Trafford, firing home two goals to lead United to an emphatic 4-1 victory over Steve Bruce's side. It looked as though Ronaldo's arrival the club had given the squad a huge boost, and now The Sun have revealed the details of the pre-match speech he gave to get
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Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani agrees with Harry Kane about the toughest defender he’s faced

Manchester United ace Edinson Cavani has opened up on the toughest opponent he has faced during his career.Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani has joined England captain Harry Kane in admitting that Juventus and Italy centre-back Giorgio Chiellini is the toughest defender that he has faced in football. Cavani and Kane, both of whom have faced some of the best defenders the world of football has to offer during their colourful and glittering careers, are in agreement that the Italian ace is something of a problem to get the better of. Cavani, who recently gave up his No.7 shirt at Old
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Legendary Man U Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson confirms he DID play part in bringing Ronaldo back to Man Utd

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he did play a part in convincing Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Old Trafford. The legendary former Manchester United manager is understood to have phoned the Portuguese star personally to urge him to return to the Red Devils, 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid, which he did in August.And Sir Alex revealed he and others pulled out all the stops to ensure Ronaldo's homecoming. Talking ahead of Ronaldo's double against Newcastle, Ferguson told Viaplay: 'I'm excited like everyone else, there was anticipation all day yesterday and waking up in the morning. I speak for
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Cristiano Ronaldo already silencing critics after 2 goals on Man Utd return

Critics thought Cristiano Ronaldo was past it. Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t have asked for a better second debut as he made his sensational return for Manchester United against Newcastle on Saturday afternoon. Ronaldo scored over 550 club goals for Real Madrid and Juventus in all competitions in the 12 years he was away – his worst single season in that time was equal to United’s best top scorer since last winning the Premier League in 2013 – and he didn’t skip so much as a single beat. Despite the hype that surround his transfer back to Manchester, the five-time Ballon d’Or
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United return set to be disrupted by feminist groups

Feminist groups intend to disrupt Cristiano Ronaldo’s eagerly-awaited return to Manchester United today. Sportsmail understands that a protest is planned, with organisers hoping to shift attention towards an unresolved legal case involving the 36-year-old in the United States. American woman Kathryn Mayorga alleged that Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009, the same month Real Madrid paid a then-world record £80million to sign him from United. Ronaldo, set to be named in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad against Newcastle United today, has strenuously denied the claims, branding them ‘fake news’. Mayorga filed a complaint with the Las
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Manchester United Executives meet with Legendary Manager Ferguson and Current Manager Solskjaer, for meal in Manchester

Sir Alex Ferguson met up with current Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at a club luncheon on Thursday afternoon. The legendary United boss played a key role in convincing Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Old Trafford in a £19.8million deal from Juventus in the summer transfer window. Now the Scot has met up with the current manager and soon to be departing vice-chairman at The Ivy in Manchester's Spinningfields, and was also joined by other members of the club's management and board. United technical director Darren Fletcher, former chief executive David Gill and club
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Khabib reveals why Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United just a couple of days before the close of the transfer window was one of the stories of the summer. The 36-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to United's cross-city rivals, Manchester City, but instead he opted for the red side of Manchester in a dramatic U-turn after City pulled out of the race for his signature. Ronaldo said goodbye to Juventus to go back to Old Trafford, but he didn't give an explanation as to why he left the Italian side, where he spent the last three years. However, former UFC
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Pogba insists Ronaldo’s arrival is set to ‘raise the level’ at Man United

Paul Pogba believes Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at Old Trafford will help 'raise the level' of the Manchester United team. Ronaldo returned to the Red Devils this summer after completing a £19.8million move from Juventus, 12 years on from his departure for Spanish giants Real Madrid. Pogba - who also returned to United five years ago after leaving for free in 2012- says it if beneficial for the squad to train with a 'great player'. The French midfielder told Telefoot, via Get Football News France: 'It's always a pleasure to play with the best. It's also a plus for the players
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Ronaldo’s second Manchester United debut ‘could be delayed until Tuesday’

Cristiano Ronaldo may have to wait until next Tuesday for his second full Manchester United debut. The 36-year-old Portuguese superstar is due to report for training this week after spending five days in quarantine due to Covid rules. The Sun reports Ronaldo will have little time to prepare for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Newcastle at Old Trafford. Ronaldo may have to settle for a place on the bench against Newcastle as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer waited a fortnight to give Raphael Varane his first start after joining from Real Madrid for £41million. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United Manager. Ronaldo can
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Van de Beek’s agent: Ronaldo move is a ‘bad news’ for my client

The agent of Manchester United misfit Donny van de Beek admits that he is concerned the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo will push his client further down the pecking order at Old Trafford. Ronaldo caused a stir around the globe when he chose to return to United for a second spell following three seasons with Juventus. But it appears that not everybody is overjoyed to see the 36-year-old back at the club, as Van de Beek could see his playing time reduced further despite receiving assurances he would feature in 2021-22. "Cristiano arrived on Friday which we knew was bad news
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Nurmagomedov reveals he knew about Ronaldo’s Manchester Utd return a MONTH ago

UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed that he knew of Cristiano Ronaldo's blockbuster return to Manchester United a month ago. Nurmagomedov and Ronaldo are very close friends, with the undefeated UFC legend admitting earlier this year that the two speak 'almost every day'. The football community was stunned by events last month which, in the space of 24 hours, saw Ronaldo destined to head to bitter United rivals Manchester City, only for him to make a shock return to Old Trafford after 12 years. Ronaldo, who recently became the top goal-scorer in international football history, is revered at the Red
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Manchester United 7 shirt history: Best players to have worn it

In soccer, the most iconic shirt is arguably the number 10. For Manchester United, however, the No. 7 jersey is almost as emblematic or even more. From George Best to Cristiano Ronaldo, only a handful of superstars lived up to expectations with the No. 7 on their back. George Best (1963-1974) George Best The Fifth Beatle was one of the most popular personalities in the soccer world during the 1960s and 1970s. An outstanding player on the field and a controversial figure off it, George Best has sparked the iconic side of wearing Manchester United's number 7 jersey. The Northern
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Will Ronaldo’s arrival be enough for Man United to win the EPL title?

It's been almost a decade since the 2012/2013 season, when Manchester United managed to win their last Premier League trophy, and the Red Devils expect to compete for the title once again after a strong transfer window, one which was marked by the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford. The Portugal international left Juventus and made the switch back to England, but is his signing enough to inspire Manchester United to Premier League success? Despite also acquiring the services of Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho this summer, there are doubts about whether Manchester United's squad is complete enough to
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Man Utd flop Angel Di Maria insists he ‘didn’t give a f*** about the No.7 shirt’

Di Maria has taken aim at Manchester United once again after claiming that he 'didn't give a f***' about the club's iconic No 7 shirt that he was given to wear. The Argentine joined United in a then club-record £59.7million transfer from Real Madrid in August 2014 but went on to endured a disastrous 12 months at Old Trafford. Di Maria's time in the north west of England resulted in him resenting the club – and now he's sensationally claimed that the club's No 7 shirt meant nothing to him despite it's long and storied history. The No 7 shirt
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Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata signs new one-year deal

Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata signs new one-year deal
Juan Mata has signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United. The Spanish midfielder, who was signed from Chelsea in 2014, has made 273 appearances for United, scoring 51 goals and registering 47 assists. He became a free agent when his contract ran out on Wednesday. But United have confirmed that Mata has signed a new deal at the club until June 2022. A statement read: 'Manchester United is delighted to announce Juan Mata has agreed a one-year contract, keeping him at Old Trafford until June 2022. Dubbed a magician on the pitch and a gentleman off it, Mata has
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Manchester United agree £73m deal to sign England winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund

Manchester United have agreed a £72.9million deal with Borussia Dortmund to sign England winger Jadon Sancho. The Premier League will finally land Sancho after the two clubs agreed on a compromise fee for the 21-year-old winger. Dortmund accepted United’s third offer of this window which will see them pay the £72.9m – understood to be spread over four years, with no further add-ons. Sancho will officially join after England's participation in the Euros, subject to passing a medical. The forward's contract at Dortmund runs until the summer of 2023 and they do not want to risk him entering the final
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Manchester United latest news on the clubs development

The Ole Gunnar Solskjær side are preoccupied with, restoring and reviving their lost glory in Europe top-5 leagues, especially in Premier League next season. As, they have been looking for ways to strengthening their squad, with all the possible best. And, they want to close the gap between them and their competitors. Manchester united are performing flawlessly this season, as they are in the 2nd position in the league table. And, they successfully made it to the Europa League quarter-final, with an unbeaten run and clean sheet back-to-back. Meaning that, the Red Devils would still perform better next season, if
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