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Did Arsenal nearly sign Cristiano Ronaldo before Manchester United transfer? Portugal star says ‘of course it is true’

Did Arsenal nearly sign Cristiano Ronaldo before Manchester United transfer? Portugal star says ‘of course it is true’

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Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he was ‘very close’ to joining Arsenal before eventually signing for Manchester United.The Portuguese superstar was making a name for himself as a talented teenager at Sporting Lisbon in the early 2000s. A number of clubs were interested in him, among them United and Arsenal, but it was Sir Alex Ferguson who won the race after witnessing Ronaldo in action during a pre-season encounter in 2003. Getty Images - Getty Ronaldo joined Man United in August 2003 and the rest, as they say, is history Tony Cottee reveals he suffered a brain haemorrhage earlier this year Speaking during his ITV interview with Piers Morgan, a life-long Arsenal fan, the Juventus star was pressed on whether there was any truth in him po
Norwich City 3-2 Manchester City: Canaries end champions’ unbeaten run

Norwich City 3-2 Manchester City: Canaries end champions’ unbeaten run

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Norwich City produced a magnificent all-round display to inflict Manchester City's first Premier League defeat since January at an ecstatic Carrow Road.The Canaries were missing eight players but made light of those injuries and took full advantage of a performance from the reigning champions that was careless in the extreme and characterised by chaotic defending.Norwich were 2-0 ahead within 30 minutes after Kenny McLean rose unmarked to meet Emiliano Buendia's corner and then Todd Cantwell finished a flowing move involving Marco Stiepermann and Teemu Pukki. Sergio Aguero's header just before the break hinted at a Manchester City comeback but a misunderstanding between John Stones and Nicola...
Ariana Grande ‘overwhelmed’ on return to Manchester at Pride

Ariana Grande ‘overwhelmed’ on return to Manchester at Pride

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Ariana Grande told fans she was "overwhelmed" and "so nervous" as she was welcomed back to Manchester for the first time since the 2017 terror attack and subsequent benefit concert.The crowd chanted her name during her set at Manchester Pride on Sunday.Armed police patrolled outside the event, which came two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people after her concert at Manchester Arena."Manchester holds a very special place in my heart," the superstar said.She told the crowd: "I'm so happy to be with you, so thank you for having me. Sorry, I'm so nervous. I had so much more to say but I'm really very overwhelmed. So thank you."The US singer began her 35-minute, nine-song set with No Tears Left ...
Inter Milan ‘agree personal terms’ with Alexis Sanchez as unsettled Manchester United star seeks Old Trafford exit

Inter Milan ‘agree personal terms’ with Alexis Sanchez as unsettled Manchester United star seeks Old Trafford exit

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Inter Milan have agreed personal terms with Manchester United’s unsettled winger Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.San Siro chief Antonio Conte wants to bring Sanchez back to Italy this summer, but the forward’s enormous wages may well be a stumbling block in the deal. Getty Inter have reportedly agreed personal terms with Sanchez The Serie A outfit are far from finished in the market, even after shelling out £72million on Romelu Lukaku, and the Daily Mail report that they would be willing to offer around £20m for Sanchez. The report also claimed Inter will offer the 30-year-old around £5m-per-year, a significant drop in his currently wage which current stands at £9m-a-year. Now, Sky Sports Italy claim Sanchez has agreed personal terms with Inter and hi
Alexis Sanchez: Manchester United forward will ‘come good’ this season – Solskjaer

Alexis Sanchez: Manchester United forward will ‘come good’ this season – Solskjaer

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rubbished claims forward Alexis Sanchez has been training with the club's reserves.Despite Sanchez, 30, struggling for form and fitness since arriving from Arsenal in January 2018, Solskjaer believes the Chilean will "come good"."It's these stories again that he's been put in the reserves - of course he hasn't," Solskjaer said. "He's a few weeks behind the rest, but he's very close to being part of it."Sanchez, who arrived at Old Trafford as part of a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a £14m-a-year contract, suffered a hamstring injury while playing for Chile in the Copa America last month, which ruled him out of United's pre-season fixtur