Yesterday, we reported on rumours and speculation that Cristiano Ronaldo might rejoin his old club, Manchester United, for a shot at playing in the premier league again. And we wondered how much United will have to cough up to secure the return of Ronaldo.
Well, if these reports are to be believed, that sum is greater than anything we expected.
According to reports by the Daily Mail and German newspaper, Sportbild, Ronaldo is allegedly asking for an enormous amount of money to play for United – 500 000 pounds a week, to be precise!
Half a million pounds might seem like an outrageous amount to pay a footballer a week, and that is because it is a ridiculous amount. To put that into perspective, that is around 603 000 Euros a week or a whopping R9 million a week! (more…)
Hot off the heels of Manchester United’s impressive performance against QPR – and Louis Van Gaal’s first win – a rumour has started making the rounds, claiming that one of football’s greats will be joining United (again).
According to Spanish football expert, Guillem Balague, Cristiano Ronaldo might just be making a trip back to his old home, Manchester United.
Why the sudden belief that Ronaldo will ditch Real Madrid for a return to United? Well, Balague argues that Ronaldo is unhappy at Real Madrid. And he is riding on the fact that Ronaldo himself has stated that he is unhappy at his current club (although he later retracted that statement).
Talking to Revista de La Liga, Balague also argued that Manchester United does have the financial means to secure a player like Ronaldo. And if he is unhappy at Real Madrid and keen to re-join United, then surely te two can come up with a deal tat would suit both parties. (more…)
Louis van Gaal and the rest of the Manchester United shad certainly has something to smile about this morning.
The ever endearing side won their first match of the season against Queens Park Rangers last night and with it, shoed the world that they most certainly won’t be backing down anytime soon.
Whilst the team as a whole performed very well (and, let’s be honest, way better than any other games as of late), all eyes were firmly n the string of new signings for Manchester United – and they definitely did not disappoint.
United crushed QPR with a 4 – 0 win, and there was one star player in particular that was undoubtedly the man of the match. (more…)
Tomorrow sees another big rugby clash when the Springboks take on the All Backs in the Rugby Championship.
It is also a big day for the Boks captain, Jean de Villiers, who will be laying his 100th test for South Africa. Needless to say, he will surely be hoping for a good outcome so he can remember this day with fond memories.
de Villiers started playing rugby for South Africa in 2002 as an under-21 player. That same year he travelled with the Baby Boks to the Junior World Cup where he scored an incredible 4 tries for the Boks during the tournament.
It was that same year that he made his official debut as a senior Springbok player. In November 2002, Jean de Villiers played his very first Springbok match against France. However, he was only on for a mere 5 minus before he had to be allied off due to a major knee injury. (more…)
The 2014 Rugby Championship is in full swing, and although the Springboks were dealt a blow last Saturday against the Wallabies in Australia, captain Jean de Villiers has assured that the team is ready to take on – and hopefully beat – the All Blacks this coming Saturday.
That being said, there is no denying that the All Blacks, being ranked number one in the world, is an incredibly tough side. The Boks will have to pull out all the stops if they hop to trump the Kiwis.
So, in light of the much anticipated game Saturday, we thought we’d do our own Throwback Thursday by taking a look at the Springboks vs All Blacks game in the 6th round, and final, of last year’s Championship. (more…)
If anyone has proven that making a vigorous comeback is indeed possible, it’s Marin Cilic.
The Croation tennis players proved that the past is in the past and that his future is looking pretty damn bright after he swept the floor at the Men’s Final at the US Open yesterday to claim the title of champion.
Cilic was up against a very feisty Kei Nishikori of Japan, but proved in the end he was the better player after beating the relentless 10th seed 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.
He claimed the title in just under 2 hours and the immense joy on his face after winning the US Open was evident – especially considering that about this time a year ago, no one would of ever guessed he would be the one holding up the trophy at Flushing Meadows. (more…)
Serena Williams is proving she’s back with a vengeance as the feisty American snagged her 6th US Open Title yesterday at the Women’s Final at Flushing Meadows.
The world’s number one proved exactly why she is at the top spot, after quickly and efficiently winning the title from her friend, Caroline Wozniacki. Williams beat Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 in a mere 75 minutes.
This is also the third consecutive win for 32-year old Serena at Flushing Meadows. Naturally, the support of the home crowd helped her through the tournament where she did not drop one set throughout. (more…)