It only became known that Ronaldo refused to come the following day by which point a fine had been issued and the decision made not to include him in the squad to face Chelsea. A strong and sensible handling of the situation, regardless of how many United legends felt it was disrespectful. In 2011, Carlos Teves refused Roberto Mancini's orders to come on for a Manchester City match against Bayern Munich. "You've got to accept the rules, the conditions, you've got to accept the consequences if you do things wrong," told his son on their McClaren Performance podcast. Ronaldo has followed those 'non-negotiables' and there's still time for him to redeem himself on the pitch.
Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville believes it is now only a matter of when, not if, Ronaldo departs this season. "That's fine, but end it this week or create a truce to get to the World Cup and then end it. "I doubt Ronaldo plays for Manchester United again," former England goalkeeper Rob Green said on BBC Radio 5 Live. Ex-Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane added: "Players have done a lot worse at Manchester United. Ronaldo is contracted to Manchester United until next summer but has been linked with moves away from the club before then.1 month ago GHANAsoccernet
Athletic Club famously have a philosophy unlike any other in the world. To see the respect the kids have for the first team players, to see the affection of the people, to see how close that relationship is. You never want to be the one that goes down in history [as the first Athletic team to be relegated]. It's lovely to live in a society that feels such a deep connection to its football team, that's so committed to Athletic Club. Ander Herrera believes Athletic Club must keep their unique Basque sporting culture.1 month ago GHANAsoccernet
Sunday was Marsch's 23rd game as Leeds boss. By four o'clock the downpour had eased, but the figurative storm swirling around the American manager was raging. As those same fans streamed from the ground, talk will likely have been about when not if the axe would fall on Marsch. "What you can see is that in our good moments, we can be quite good," said Marsch. If we can find a way to capitalise on our moments I believe the momentum can change quickly."1 month ago GHANAsoccernet
James Maddison put in a performance in Leicester's 4-0 win at Wolves that will, according to Gary Lineker, have him "banging very loudly" on England boss Gareth Southgate's door. But Maddison is not alone in being something of a World Cup squad outsider putting in some strong recent performances. He has scored four goals in 11 appearances under Southgate, who handed him his England debut against Wales in October 2020. That goal was his fourth in eight Premier League appearances this season, while he also has an assist to his name. Who else put in a performance this weekend that you think should strengthen their case to be in the England squad?1 month ago GHANAsoccernet
Real Madrid lost for the first time since 8 MayEuropean champions Real Madrid suffered a first defeat of the season as RB Leipzig strengthened their hopes of making the Champions League last 16. Vinicius Jr reduced the deficit but ex-Chelsea forward Timo Werner made sure of a memorable win for RB Leipzig. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.1 month ago GHANAsoccernet
Manchester City are a football club with just about everything you need to plan for global domination. City have now missed 25 of their 80 penalties under Guardiola's management, having previously struggled without having a certified spot-kick specialist. All Man City missed penalties under Pep GuardiolaSergio Aguero is the chief offender when it comes to missing penalties under Guardiola. 16/08/2016 - FCSB 0-5 Manchester City - Champions League - Sergio Aguero16/08/2016 - FCSB 0-5 Manchester City - Champions League - Sergio Aguero15/10/2016 - Manchester City 1-1 Everton - Premier League - Sergio Aguero15/10/2016 - Manchester City 1-1 Everton - Premier League - Kevin De Bruyne26/09/2017 - Manchester City 2-0 Shakhtar Donestk - Champions League - Sergio Aguero16/12/2017 - Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham - Premier League - Gabriel Jesus22/04/2018 - Manchester City 5-0 Swansea - Premier League - Gabriel Jesus07/10/2018 - Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City - Premier League - Gabriel Jesus16/03/2019 - Swansea 2-3 Manchester City - FA Cup - Sergio Aguero09/04/2019 - Tottenham 1-0 Manchester City - Champions League - Sergio Aguero06/11/2019 - Atalanta 1-1 Manchester City - Champions League - Gabriel Jesus27/12/2019 - Wolves 3-2 Manchester City - Premier League - Raheem Sterling21/01/2020 - Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City - Premier League - Gabriel Jesus02/02/2020 - Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City - Premier League - Ilkay Gundogan22/02/2020 - Leicester 0-1 Manchester City - Premier League - Sergio AgueroPremier League - 21/07/2020 - Watford 0-4 Manchester City - Premier League - Raheem Sterling08/11/2020 - Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool - Premier League - Kevin De Bruyne13/01/2021 - Manchester City 1-0 Brighton - Premier League - Raheem Sterling07/02/2021 - Liverpool 1-4 Manchester City - Premier League - Ilkay Gundogan08/05/2021 - Manchester City 1-2 Chelsea - Premier League - Sergio Aguero07/01/2022 - Swindon 1-4 Manchester City - FA Cup - Gabriel Jesus12/02/2022 - Norwich 0-4 Manchester City - Premier League - Raheem Sterling15/05/2022 - West Ham 2-2 Manchester City - Premier League - Riyad Mahrez11/10/2022 - Copenhagen 0-0 Manchester City - Champions League - Riyad Mahrez25/10/2022 - Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Manchester City - Champions League - Riyad MahrezWho is Man City's main penalty taker? This article was originally published on 90min as Why are Manchester City so bad at penalties?.1 month ago GHANAsoccernet
Nottingham Forest forward Morgan Gibbs-White said his side were "cheated out of three points" after they conceded a controversial penalty in their 2-2 draw against Brentford. "I looked at the penalty back and don't have a clue what the referee has seen," said Gibbs-White. Gibbs-White, 22, who signed for Forest in the summer for a club record £25m, said: "I think we deserved three points - it was two errors that cost us. "We got that equaliser right at the end which I felt was fully deserved but we should have got three points. Forest remain rooted to the bottom of the league with 10 points from 14 games while Brentford are 10th.28 days ago GHANAsoccernet