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Modric: Ronaldo told me I deserved UEFA Player of the Year award

Luka Modric has said his former Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo told him he deserved to win the 2017-18 UEFA Player of the Year award.

Modric beat out Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah for the award, which was presented last week at the Champions League draw in Monaco.

As a result of his snub, Ronaldo was a no-show at the event, with his agent Jorge Mendes later saying that his client not winning was “ridiculous and shameful."

Pereira leaves Lukaku frustrated with Belgium snub

Andreas Pereira has made the Brazil squad for the first time, with the Manchester United star revealing that he has left club colleague Romelu Lukaku frustrated with his snub of Belgium.
The 22-year-old was born in Duffel and represented the land of his birth at youth level up to U17.
He has, however, switched allegiance to the homeland of his father, with Brazil represented within their U20 and U23 set-ups.
Pereira is now in line for a senior debut with the Selecaco, having been called up for friendly dates with the United States and El Salvador.

Mourinho smiles, as Manchester United beat Burnley

After a week of turmoil and questions, this was Jose Mourinho's day.

Two first-half goals from Romelu Lukaku were enough for 10-man Manchester United to beat Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor, avoid a third successive Premier League defeat and quell the intense speculation that had been building around Mourinho's future after two years as manager.

"I am delighted with the result," he said in his post-match media conference.

  "But I think some of you must be disappointed. [For you] it would be much better if we lose."

Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Old Trafford as Man Utd, Tottenham and Liverpool draw tough Champions League groups

Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way back to Manchester United after a Champions League draw of mixed fortunes for English clubs.

United must overcome tough Italian and Spanish opponents having been matched with Ronaldo's new club Juventus and the reviving Valencia. Swiss side Young Boys complete the group, but it is Ronaldo’s return to United that will catch the imagination.

Salah, Mane & Firmino are ‘a nightmare’ to teammates, says Liverpool defender Van Dijk

The fearsome trio also give their teammates a taste of their ‘unbelievable’ skills in training, much to the chagrin of the most expensive defender
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has admitted that Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino can also ‘can also be a nightmare’ to teammates. 

Coming off a season where the fearsome attacking trio scored 91 goals to help the Reds to place third in the English Premier League and a Uefa Champions League final spot, they have continued in such vein, scoring five goals in their opening games.

Ronaldo Jr joins Juventus youth academy

Ronaldo Jr is training with the Juventus youth academy's Under-9 team. (AFP Photo/Sergei SUPINSKY)
Milan (AFP) - Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo's oldest son has started training with the Juventus youth academy's Under-9 team, according to media reports in Italy.

Five-time Ball d'Or winner Ronaldo, 33, signed for Italian champions Juventus this summer from Real Madrid for 100 million euros.

Mourinho applauds fans, praises players after Spurs loss

It felt like an outpouring of appreciation. It felt like a recognition for all he was given. It felt like a final goodbye.

Jose Mourinho spent a significant amount of time applauding the home Manchester United fans following the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham at Old Trafford, the worst home loss of his managerial career.

Anthony Martial prepared to play waiting game to stay at Manchester United

Anthony Martial is prepared to bide his time over his future at Manchester United after feeling emboldened by the club hierarchy’s refusal to bow to Jose Mourinho’s wishes to sell him.

Mourinho wants United to offload the France forward before the European transfer window closes this week to raise funds to reinvest elsewhere.

Mourinho admits Manchester United till not up to speed

Jose Mourinho has been under scrutiny after Manchester United lost 3-2 to Brighton and Hove Albion in their second Premier League game.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has stressed his side "needs some time" to get up to speed in the new Premier League season.
United were beaten 3-2 by Brighton and Hove Albion in their second game of the campaign and they face Tottenham at Old Trafford on Monday already six points behind the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea, albeit with a game in hand.

Japan beat Spain 3-1 to win FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

Japan on Saturday, August 25, 2018, defeated Spain 3-1 to win their first-ever FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup crown in Vannes to ensure the trophy remains in Asia after Korea DPR won the title two years ago in Papua New Guinea.

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