Cristiano Ronaldo named most powerful player on Instagram

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe as the most influential footballer on Instagram due to play at the 2022 World Cup. Portugal forward Ronaldo had a 48% increase in followers in the past year. He averages more than $3.5m in media value per post, according to analysts Nielsen Sports. Manchester United team-mate Jadon Sancho is the most…

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Rooney tells United to let Ronaldo quit

Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United to let Cristiano Ronaldo quit Old Trafford – and told them what type of striker they should replace him with. The former Derby manager struck up a glorious partnership with Ronaldo during their time together at the club during the noughties. Now the new DC United boss has cast his eye over the troubles of his…

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Cristiano Ronaldo in squad for friendly against Rayo Vallecano

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training on Saturday and will be in the squad for Manchester United’s friendly with Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Portugal forward wants United to let him leave this summer. And he missed the club’s pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia for personal reasons. On Saturday, he posted a photo alongside several young United players showing he…

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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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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 posts pic with baby girl as Georgina Rodriguez returns home

Cristiano Ronaldo spoke of being “home sweet home” with his loving family, days after the trauma of losing his newborn son. Partner Georgina Rodriguez, 28, and the tragic boy’s twin sister returned home, three days after announcing their loss. Posting on Instagram, the Manchester United legend, 37, thanked fans for their support and added. “Now it’s time to be grateful for the life that…

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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 to miss Manchester United’s game against Liverpool after death of newborn son

Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Manchester United’s Premier League fixture at Liverpool on Tuesday following the death of one of his newborn twins. A United statement read: “Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time. “As such, we confirm he will not feature in the match against Liverpool at Anfield and…

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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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