Not many people are aware Manchester United truly signed John Obi Mikel for £4m in late April 2005, and staged a press conference to announce the exciting prospect's arrival. Nobody could have predicted what would happen next, as unprecedented twists and turns beckoned. From secret meetings with Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho, to being offered thousands of pounds inside a briefcase, the story of how the Nigerian signed for United but never played for the club is extraordinary.
In a previous article, we listed a couple of football stats that seemed fake but were actually real. The feedback was actually amazing so we decided to make the second part of the list. Take a look at the most interesting facts in football that sound fake;
Cristiano Ronaldo’s favorite position of play needs no introduction, He started out as a Left Wing player on the flanks. His abilities came to limelight in his time at Sporting Lisbon in a preseason friendly where he left all the Manchester United players gobsmacked with his skill and demanded his inclusion in the squad.
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly placed phones calls to two Manchester United targets to convince them to join the Red Devils CR7 helped Alex Ferguson to secure some signings in the person of full-backs Rafael and Fabio Da Silva. In a United podcast,Rafael disclosed that, it was Cristiano Ronaldo's phone call that influenced his decision to move to Old Trafford outfit.
The football fraternity is laded with so many coaches as there are players but only a few coaches have been able to carve a niche for themselves in the world of soccer from the inception of professional football till today. Great football players have come and gone and even so have we seen exceptional coaches who were absolutely impeccable at their jobs with mind-blowing achievements in the world of football.
1) Real Madrid 1-4 Ajax(March, 2019) The Los Merengues stronghold in Europe after the historic three-peat was quashed ruthlessly by an inspired Ajax side in the 1-4 humiliation at home last year, marking their earliest exit in the champions league in nine years. The sudden departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane in the preceding summer had taken it's toll on Los Blanco's, who were enduring an atrocious season until then but hit an all time nadir when the young and boisterous Dutch outfit completely dispatched the two-time defending winners in the champions league.
Alex Ferguson is a Scottish former football manager and player,known for managing Manchester United from 1986 to 2013 . He is widely regarded as the greatest football manager of all time, and has won more trophies than any. How did Ferguson get Sir during his 26 years with Manchester United he won 38 trophies , including 13 premier league titles, five FA cup, and two UEFA Champion league titles.
In the second round of the group stage of the 2022–2023 Champions League season, Carlo Ancelotti won his 100th match in the Champions League, joining Sir Alex Ferguson as the only manager to accomplish this milestone. To maintain its lead at the top of Group F with six points and no goals conceded in the group, the home team defeated RB Leipzig by scoring twice in the second half.
According to reports, Cristiano Ronaldo has told Manchester United that he wants to be released even with there being ‘zero enquiries’ for him. The 37-year-old returned to the Red Devils last year following a spell in Serie A with Juventus. Ronaldo and his agent, Jorge Mendes, arrived at United’s Carrington training base.
Manchester United are set to appoint the former Tottenham and current PSG coach, Mauricio Pochettino after the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with the green light already given by Sir Alex Ferguson. The Argentine coach is understood to be the ideal man for the job and is also considering terminating his PSG contract after just some few months at the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes have arrived at Manchester United's Carrington education floor for talks approximately the ahead's destiny. Ronaldo did now not travel with the relaxation of the squad for his or her pre-season tour because of 'circle of relatives motives', though prior to that he had knowledgeable the membership to recall any affordable bids for him this summer.
Players are the most talked about people in football. Though they do a lot of the work but coaches are the exceptional ones. Many coaches have brought light to the career of a lot of players. The likes of Thomas Tuchel, Jurgen Klopp, Johan Cruyff, Sir Alex Ferguson and many others are very good.
Christiano Ronaldo together with Alex Ferguson met yesterday to discussed about his future for Manchester United. The news will be updated soon whether he will stay or go to real Madrid or Bayern Munich. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich still interested in 37 years old man Christiano Ronaldo.
Coaches are one of the most important personalities on and off the pitch in football. They play the biggest role in the successes of their various clubs. The likes of Thomas Tuchel, Josep Guardiola, Antonio Conte, Sir Alex Ferguson, Xavi Hernandez and many others are well known football team coaches.
Still looking for a successor to Ralf Rangnick, the management of Manchester United could look into the file of Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti at the end of the season. A track directly advised by the legend and former coach of the Red Devils, Sir Alex Ferguson.
Sir Alex Ferguson's three-word call with Cristiano Ronaldo in front of Man Utd versus Man City Cristiano Ronaldo Man Utd striker Cristiano Ronaldo was persuaded to return by Sir Alex Ferguson Cristiano Ronaldo re-joined Man Utd in the late spring. Incredible Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had a three-word message for Cristiano Ronaldo which constrained the notorious striker to scorn rivals Manchester City, with the two clubs planning to conflict on Saturday.
Ronaldo after scoring on Sir Alex Ferguson’s birthday yesterday seemed not to be enough as he also paid tribute to him immediately after the win against Burnley in the Premier League. The relationship between Ronaldo and Sir Alex goes beyond just football.They spent time together in a pre-Christmas feature for MUTV and the 5 times Balon d’Or winner spoke highly of his former manager.
Manchester United had a plan to persuade Cristiano Ronaldo to stay but appear to have failed as the Portuguese star continues to be keen on leaving Old Trafford this summer. Operation Ferguson The club had launched "Operation Ferguson" to forestall the departure of the 37-year-old player. However, with the player's return to Manchester, not much has changed.
Football match is not only successfully played and won by the ten players and the goal keeper alone. But rather, it consists of an association of footballers, manager and tactical team. The manager for instance bring out quality informations about how to play the match and win successfully, along with the tactics the tactical team will provide to the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo arrived again at Manchester United's schooling ground on Tuesday beforehand of talks with new manager Erik ten Hag over his Old Trafford future. The 37-12 months-old, who overlooked the membership's pre-season excursion to Thailand and Australia for non-public motives, desires to depart the club he rejoined closing yr.