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Ten Hag tells Ronaldo to improve match fitness after missing pre-season

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag said Cristiano Ronaldo could fit into his style of play but that the forward would need to build up his fitness before getting the chance to prove he deserves a place in the team. Ronaldo did not join United’s squad for their pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia and was left out of a friendly defeat to Atletico Madrid, but played 45 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano on Sunday. Asked if the Portugal international can fit into his vision of how he wants United to play, Ten Hag told Sky Sports: “I think he can. “But to start with he has to get fit, he’s just started.”He is a fantastic football player, he proved it so many times, but you can always be judged on what you are now, what you are presenting now, performing now.” Ronaldo’s futur...
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Manchester United coach Erik Ten Hag tells Cristiano Ronaldo to improve match fitness after missing pre-season | Football News – Times of India

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag said Cristiano Ronaldo could fit into his style of play but that the forward would need to build up his fitness before getting the chance to prove he deserves a place in the team. Ronaldo did not join United's squad for their pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia and was left out of a friendly defeat to Atletico Madrid, but played 45 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano on Sunday. Asked if the Portugal international can fit into his vision of how he wants United to play, Ten Hag told Sky Sports: "I think he can. "But to start with he has to get fit, he's just started. "He is a fantastic football player, he proved it so many times, but you can always be judged on what you are now, what you are presenting now, performing now." Ronaldo's futu...
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Chanu Didi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and his father: Jeremy Lalrinnunga’s sources of inspiration for CWG 2022 gold

After winning the gold medal in the 67kg men’s weightlifting category on Sunday, Jeremy Lalrinnunga revealed that Tokyo Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu has been a big source of inspiration for him. “Didi (Chanu) motivates me a lot. I have had the opportunity to learn a lot from her,” he said at a press conference. “She had met me and wished me luck before the event. During my round, she was standing right in front of the audience with the Indian flag. She guides us all the time.” Chanu herself had a successful outing at the CWG this year, winning the gold medal in the 49kg women’s category by a landslide. Her total of 201kg was 29kg more than silver medallist, Mauritius’ Roilya Ranaivosoa. Like Chanu, Jeremy was in pole position right from the beginning, after he lifted a games r...
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Cristiano Ronaldo transfer saga: He wants Man United exit, but buyers continue to chicken out

Cristiano Ronaldo and his future in club football are continuing to dominate headlines and it seems like it will do so until the deadline day. It has been widely reported that Ronaldo has asked to leave Manchester United after the Red Devils failed to secure a top-four finish. However, the Portuguese superstar is determined to play for continental glory as he nears the end of his career. Cristiano Ronaldo won the Italian Cup with Juventus. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) This has in turn thrown Manchester United’s transfer plans into disarray as there are very limited options ( in terms of elite strikers ) available in the market. This episode does seem like a repeat of last year when Ronaldo, despite stating that he did not want to leave Turin, left Juventus just four days before the close...
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Ten Hag hints at Ronaldo’s stay at United, contract extension

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag hinted at Cristiano Ronaldo’s stay at the club and even contract extension, as he spoke to the British press at the AAMI Park in Melbourne on Monday. United are in the middle of their pre-season tour Down Under and talking about Ronaldo, who has skipped pre-season, citing family reasons, ten Hag said: “I’m well informed, he also has an option (to extend his contact for another 12 months), no? So, yes (Ronaldo could stay beyond this season).” Ten Hag’s comment came at a moment when speculation is rife over Ronaldo’s future, that he is trying to force a move out of United to play Champions League football. The latest rumours have linked the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to Atletico Madrid. Erik ten Hag: “Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale. I planned w...
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Cristiano Ronaldo set to reject €275 million offer from Saudi club: Report

Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has been a subject of speculation for the entirety of the ongoing summer transfer window. The Portuguese, who arrived at Old Trafford last year and has a contract until June 2023, is said to be unhappy with a lack of Champions League football. Despite new Manchester united manager Erik Ten Hag claiming the 37-year-old is in his plans and not for sale, Ronaldo has reportedly submitted a transfer request. And according to ESPN, the talisman has rejected a bumper offer to move to Saudi Arabia. An unnamed Saudi Arabian club has reportedly offered United €30 million for Ronaldo’s services, and have offered to pay the striker a whopping €275 million in wages over a two-year period. The 37-year-old, whose priority is still Champions League f...
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Ronaldo will not travel with Man United for pre-season tour | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo will not travel with Manchester United for their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia after the Portugal striker was given additional time off to deal with a family issue. Ronaldo was absent on Monday when new United boss Erik ten Hag welcomed the club's international players to Carrington for the start of pre-season training. The forward told the club he was dealing with a family matter and remained absent on Thursday. As a result, Ronaldo will not be part of the group flying to Bangkok on Friday and there is no estimate of when he will link up with United, who face Liverpool in Thailand on Tuesday before flying to Australia. It emerged over the weekend that the 37-year-old had asked to leave Old Trafford after growing unhappy with thir poor form since hi...
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Cristiano Ronaldo expresses desire to leave Manchester United: Report | Football News – Times of India

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has told the Premier League club that he wants to leave in the close season because of his desire to play in the Champions League, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday. Speculation has been rife about Ronaldo's future at United following a trophy-less campaign and their failure to qualify for the Champions League last season, although in-coming manager Erik ten Hag has said the Portuguese international is part of his plans. The report added that the 37-year-old believes that he can play at the elite level for another "three of four years". Ronaldo re-signed for United from Juventus in August 2021 and was one of the few bright sparks for Ralf Rangnick's team last season, netting 24 times in all competitions. The former Real Madrid attacker,...
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Tottenham Hotspur congratulate Sunil Chhetri for equalling Ferenc Puskas’s tally of 84 goals | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: In something that normally doesn't happen, Indian football team captain received a congratulatory message from English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur for equalling Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas' tally of 84 international goals. By scoring India's second goal in their final AFC Asian Cup Qualifying game against Afghanistan on Tuesday, Chhetri drew level with Puskas while becoming the fifth-highest international goal scorer of all time. He now stands just two goals behind Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi's tally of 86 goals. "Congratulations to India's @chetrisunil11 for equalling the great Ferenc Puskas with his tally of 84 international goals! #IndianFootball," Tottenham Hotspur wrote on their Twitter handle. 👏👏 Congratulations to India's @chetrisunil11 for equa...
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Igor Stimac one of the best managers I played under: Sunil Chhetri | Football News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Indian football icon Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said head coach Igor Stimac is one of the best tacticians he has played under and the team is "very comfortable" playing under the Croatian whose contract is expiring in September. The 54-year-old Stimac guided India to a historic Asian Cup berth when the Sunil Chhetri-led side made the cut as Group D toppers with three wins on the trot. This was for the first time India made the continental showpiece for a second time in a row. Often criticised for his defensive approach, the Croatian won many hearts after they signed off their campaign with an emphatic 4-0 win over Hong Kong. "He (Stimac) is one of the best managers that we have played under. The boys are very comfortable. He's very approachable, talks to everyone, treats everyon...
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While You Were Asleep: Ronaldo pens down heartfelt note to Marcelo, Australia qualify for Qatar 2022, Croatia shock winless France

Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo had an incredible nine years playing down the left-wing together for Real Madrid. They had a telepathic relationship. Brazilian full-back Marcelo on Monday bids adieu to Real Madrid, and his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo paid tribute with an emotional note on social media. More than a teammate, a brother that football gave me,” posted Ronaldo. Mais do que um companheiro de equipa, um irmão que o futebol me deu. Dentro e fora dos campos, um dos maiores craques com quem tive o prazer de partilhar um balneário. Vai com tudo nessa nova aventura, Marcelo! 🙌🏽🙏🏽👊🏽 pic.twitter.com/Rjgb5R3DAd — Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) June 13, 2022 “On and off the pitch, one of the greatest stars with whom I had the pleasure of sharing a dressing room. Go for it all in t...
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US judge dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas

A Nevada woman has lost her bid in a U.S. court to force international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to pay millions of dollars more than the $375,000 in hush money she received after claiming he raped her in Las Vegas in 2009. U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey in Las Vegas kicked the case out of court on Friday to punish the woman’s attorney, Leslie Mark Stovall, for “bad-faith conduct” and the use of “purloined” confidential documents that the judge said tainted the case beyond redemption. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Dorsey said in her 42-page order that dismissing a case outright with no option to file it again is a severe sanction, but said Ronaldo had been harmed by Stovall’s conduct.Best of Express PremiumPr...
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Sunil Chhetri brace sinks Cambodia as Indian team begins Asian Cup qualifiers campaign with a win | Football News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Talismanic Sunil Chhetri was once again the man of the moment as he struck a brace to inspire India to a 2-0 win over Cambodia in their opening match of the Asian Cup qualifying final round match at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Wednesday. Igor Stimac's side were far from their best and failed to make use of their better possession against a weak side but the 37-year-old returned Chhetri from an injury layoff to score on either side of the break (13th and 59th minute). The double strike brought him back to the third place in the list of highest scorers among active footballers in the world. With 82 goals from 127 matches, Chhetri now sits behind Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (117) and Argentine virtuoso Lionel Messi (86). Following a tense start that saw their star centr...
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Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian to cross 200 million followers on Instagram

Former India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain, Virat Kohli on Tuesday became the first Indian to have 200 million followers on Instagram. A number that affirms the popularity of the cricketer across the planet. Kohli had breached the 100 million mark only last summer. “200 mil strong, thanks for all your support insta fam,” wrote Kohli on his latest Instagram post. The 33-year-old is only the third athlete to touch the 200 million followers mark on Instagram after Lionel Messi (334 million) and Cristiano Ronaldo (451 million), who has the most followers on the app. Last year, Kohli had given up his T20 captaincy for India and RCB after the T20 World Cup and the IPL season respectively. A month later Rohit Sharma was named as India’s new ODI captain after already being named...
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Lewandowski looking for ‘more emotions’ than Bayern Munich can offer | Football News – Times of India

WARSAW: Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski revealed Tuesday he wants to call time on his career with the Bundesliga giants because of his desire for "more emotions in life". The Polish forward announced last week that his time with Bayern "had come to an end" without specifying his future plans. Asked Monday during a podcast on Polish website Onet.pl if his departure was dictated by a desire for more money or emotions in life, the 33-year-old answered without hesitation it was for him "emotions in life". "Firstly, something went out inside me and it's something you can't recover, can't make up for," he explained. Barcelona are reported to have made an offer of 32 million euros ($34 million) for Lewandowski, FIFA men's best player for 2020 and 2021, whose contract with Bayern expir...
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Things must change at Man United under Ten Hag, says Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has backed incoming boss Erik ten Hag to deliver trophies at the club next season but cautioned that the new manager must be afforded time to implement changes needed to make the team a credible force. Ronaldo scored 24 goals in all competitions and was a rare bright spark in an otherwise disappointing season for United, who failed to qualify for the Champions League after finishing sixth in the Premier League. Ten Hag will arrive in Manchester after three seasons at Ajax, where he led the Amsterdam-based side to three league titles and two Dutch Cup triumphs, and take over from interim coach Ralf Rangnick. “I know he did a fantastic job for Ajax and that he’s an experienced coach but we need to give him time and things need to change — the wa...
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Cristiano Ronaldo omission against Spain ‘tactical’, says Fernando Santos

Portugal manager Fernando Santos defended his decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo from the starting line-up for their Nations League opener against Spain, saying he was confident that the forward could make a greater impact off the bench. Ronaldo, his country’s record goal-scorer, came on in the 62nd minute but failed to find the net as a late Ricardo Horta strike salvaged a 1-1 draw for Portugal. “Cristiano Ronaldo? They often ask why he is a starter. It’s the million-dollar question,” said Santos after Thursday’s result. “I understood that for this game it was better to use the players I used.” Santos said Ronaldo’s exclusion was not a reflection of his quality, after the 37-year-old enjoyed a strong season for Manchester United, scoring 24 times in all competitions.Best of Express Pre...
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Benzema – a talisman for Real Madrid but a divisive figure in France

Three Espanyol defenders converged, like a band of policemen shadowing a slippery pickpocket, onto Karim Benzema, his shaved crown glistening under the lights, his imposing frame in Real Madrid’s turquoise green away shirt shining in the undulating wave of attention. Benzema slipped out, then slipped in, veered closer to the nearest, unsuspecting defender, cushioned the lobbed pass with his right thigh, stuttered and stumbled as he chased the rebound, slunk his right shoulder a tad, as if shrugging a housefly off, before he twisted the ball with the back of his right heel through the agape legs of the defender, Eduardo, towards the path of an onrushing, untracked Casemiro, who slammed the ball past the goalkeeper. Such undefinable moments — a no-look, back-heeled, nut-megged assist — de...
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Hazard wants to stay at Real Madrid, says Ancelotti | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: Eden Hazard will stay at Real Madrid next season as the Belgian is determined to prove his worth after a nightmare three years, Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday. Hazard was one of the best players in the world when he joined Real Madrid for an initial 100 million euros in 2019 but he has been plagued by injury problems since moving to Spain. The 31-year-old underwent surgery on his right ankle at the end of March in the hope of solving the latest in a long line of fitness issues. Even when available this season, Hazard has been reduced to a bit-part role in the team but Ancelotti insists the plan is not for him to leave this summer. "We haven't spoken about that, the plan is quite clear," Ancelotti said in a press conference. "He has a lot of motivation because he hasn't had a g...
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David Beckham hopes Cristiano Ronaldo stays on at Manchester United | Football News – Times of India

Manchester United are set to undergo major changes after another disappointing season but former midfielder David Beckham hopes Cristiano Ronaldo sticks around for at least another year. United's 4-0 hammering at Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend means they cannot finish higher than sixth. The Old Trafford side have appointed Ajax Amsterdam manager Erik ten Hag to replace interim boss Ralf Rangnick from the end of the current campaign, with the Dutchman expected to revamp the squad during the close season. Ronaldo has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season and Beckham, who also wore United's number seven jersey, hopes the 37-year-old forward will stay on. "It's important to him -- we all know how much United means to him. He's still doing what he does best," Beckham tol...