Archive for August, 2007


Cristiano vs. armenia

August 24, 2007


Cristiano Ronaldo EuroSport Interview/Documentary 2007

August 19, 2007


Cristiano fined 90k

August 17, 2007


Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo faces a £90,000 fine after being sent off for butting at Portsmouth this week.

The double Player of the Year was dismissed by referee Steve Bennett after lunging at Portsmouth’s Richard Hughes and will miss Sunday’s derby against Manchester City.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson feels that Ronaldo was a victim of his own reputation but club policy dictates that the Portugal winger must be fined a week’s wages.

The 22-year-old is understood to have apologised to his manager for the lapse that contributed towards United dropping two points. The 1-1 draw at Fratton Park leaves them four points behind Chelsea and City in the Premiership standings after two games.


Ronaldo Red card

August 17, 2007

Sir Alex Ferguson admits Cristiano Ronaldo fell for Portsmouth’s intimidation tactics at Fratton Park after seeing the winger dismissed late on in United’s 1-1 draw, but says the Portuguese international has only himself to blame.

Ronaldo was sent off by referee Steve Bennett five minutes from time after a scuffle in the area. Bennett wasted no time in showing Ronaldo a straight red much to Sir Alex’s annoyance.

“I’ve looked at the replay a few times now and there’s nothing conclusive – you can’t really see anything,” he told MUTV. “I believe he was provoked and he fell for it. Steve Bennett sent him off at City [in January 2006] and he will have loved the opportunity to send him off again.

“Cristiano was simply responsible for falling into a trap of intimidation. He was surprised about the decision but really he’s only himself to blame. It left us with ten men and now we’re going to miss him for three games. It’s a big blow.”

The United boss urged the 22-year-old winger to have a wider awareness of the approach Portsmouth had taken towards him all evening.

“You get provoked and you have got to have the calmness to just remind yourself you’re a better player than these players and that is why they are doing it,” he said. “He has fallen into the trap and paid the penalty for it.

“[If you react] you have no recourse. For instance, Paul Scholes last season against Liverpool raised his hands, he didn’t touch the player, but he was given three matches for that.”


The omission of Cristiano Ronaldo from United’s squad to face Glentoran on Wednesday is merely a precautionary measure against a minor ankle injury.

August 10, 2007

The omission of Cristiano Ronaldo from United’s squad to face Glentoran on Wednesday is merely a precautionary measure against a minor ankle injury.

The Portuguese winger had been expected to line up against the Glens at the Oval, but was conspicuous by his absence as the Reds flew to Belfast on Wednesday morning.

A Club spokesman told “Cristiano has been left out of tonight’s friendly against Glentoran with a slight ankle knock. He was left in Manchester as a precaution.

“He will train on Friday and is expected to be fit for Sunday’s game against Reading.”

The news is a further boost to Sir Alex Ferguson, who was able to include knee injury victim Paul Scholes in the squad for Wednesday’s other friendly – the Scott Thomson testimonial against Dunfermline, which is live on MUTV Online.