Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United this summer

Cristiano Ronaldo wants Manchester United to let him leave the club if they receive an appropriate offer for him this summer. The Portugal forward, 37, returned to Old Trafford from Juventus last summer. However, while he was United’s top scorer last season – and third in the Premier League – the overall campaign was seen as a big disappointment. United finished sixth…

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US judge dismisses rape lawsuit for Cristiano Ronaldo

A US judge has dismissed a rape allegation lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo because the accuser’s lawyer relied on leaked and stolen records. Kathryn Mayorga alleges that the Manchester United footballer raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. He denies the allegations and has never been charged. She reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with the star in 2010, but…

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Portugal edge Switzerland

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Portugal thrashed Switzerland to move top of their Nations League group. William Carvalho opened the scoring when he pounced after Ronaldo’s free-kick was only parried by Gregor Kobel. Ronaldo smashed in from 12 yards after being teed up by Diogo Jota, who then played a part in the third as his shot was saved and…

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Ronaldo thanks Anfield for ‘respect’ shown after death of baby boy

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he will never forget the “respect and compassion” showed by the Anfield crowd following the death of his baby boy. Manchester United and Liverpool fans united in a fan-led minute of applause in support of Ronaldo and his family during Tuesday’s league game. Liverpool supporters sang their club’s anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ after seven minutes…

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Ronaldo and partner Rodriguez announce death of baby boy

Manchester United footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and partner Georgina Rodriguez have announced the death of their baby boy, saying it is the “greatest pain that any parents can feel”. The Portugal international, 37, and Rodriguez, 28, were expecting twins. Their baby girl survived, and they said her birth “gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness”.…

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Ronaldo scores hat-trick as United edge Norwich

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his second hat-trick in three Premier League games to boost Manchester United’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League at the expense of relegation-threatened Norwich at Old Trafford. Knowing victory would take them within three points of the top four, Ronaldo appeared to have put United in control when he scored twice in the opening 32…

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Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to teammates following Brighton win

Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a strong message to his Manchester United team-mates as he finally broke his nine-hour goal drought. The Portuguese superstar scored a brilliant goal to set United on their way and record their first win in four. His strike – ending a six-game barren spell that was his worst in front of goal since 2009 – came…

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Cristiano Ronaldo ends goal drought with a beauty against Brighton

Cristiano Ronaldo ended his six-game goal drought in sensational style as Manchester United beat 10-man Brighton at Old Trafford to move back into the Premier League’s top-four. Bruno Fernandes added a second as United broke from deep inside their own half in the final minute of injury-time. After a tepid opening period, Ronaldo struck six minutes into the second half.…

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Ronaldo becomes first player to score 800 top-level goals

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in history to score 800 top-level career goals. He reached the milestone when he struck twice for Manchester United in a 3-2 win over Arsenal on Thursday. It was a typical Ronaldo response to recent suggestions that his style of play might not suit the pressing approach favoured by incoming interim manager Ralf Rangnick. Rangnick was…

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Ronaldo disputes Ballon d’Or organiser’s claim

Cristiano Ronaldo has accused the France Football editor of lying. The editor said the Portuguese’s only ambition was to retire with more Ballons d’Or than Lionel Messi. Ballon d’Or organiser Pascal Ferre made the claim to the New York Times. Paris St-Germain’s Messi won his seventh Ballon d’Or on Monday, with five-time winner Ronaldo voted sixth. “I always win for myself and…

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