WORLD CUP REDS
A number of Manchester United players played for their respective countries at the FIFA World Cup on Monday. Victor Lindelof was unfortunate to miss out on his usual starting berth in Sweden’s 1-0 win over South Korea after falling ill on the morning of the game. However, Romelu Lukaku started upfront for the Belgian Red Devils and fired a second-half brace to help his country to a winning 3-0 start at this year’s World Cup. Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard then started for the Three Lions in their opener in Russia as England managed a 2-1 win over Tunisia.
DE GA CONTRACT DETAILS
With De Gea’s contract extension imminent, it has been revealed by reports in Spain that Manchester United will make the Spaniard the world’s highest paid goalkeeper with a bumper pay rise. De Gea is reportedly set to make a staggering 18.4m pounds a year from his new deal at Old Trafford. That amounts to roughly 350k a week for the shot-stopper and eclipses the 13m a year that Manuel Neuer earns at Bayern Munich.
DEAN HENDERSON LOAN CONFIRMED
Manchester United have confirmed that Dean Henderson will move to Sheffield United on a season-long loan. Henderson, who only recently signed a contract extension, was touted to leave for a Championship club for a loan after excelling at Shrewsbury, where he was nominated into the PFA League One Team of the Year and missed out on a promotion by virtue of a playoff defeat at Wembley.
EVRA SPILLS THE BEANS ON RONALDO’S COMPETITIVENESS
Patrice Evra, currently in Russia for providing punditry for ITV at the World Cup, revealed facts about Ronaldo during their stay at Manchester United. Evra said, ”I would give advice to anybody, when Cristiano invites you for lunch at his house, just say no. So he said, ‘Patrice, come over after training.’ I went, you know I was really tired, [and] at the table there was only salad and plain white chicken so I was like, okay, and water, not any juice and we started eating and I was thinking some big meat would be coming after that but there was nothing.
“He just finished and he stood up and he started playing with a ball, doing some skills and he said, ‘Let’s do some two-touch.’
“I was like, can I just finish eating? ‘No, no let’s play two-touch,’ we start playing two touch. After that he said let’s go to the pool to swim, I was like okay… And after going in the jacuzzi, the sauna, I’m done.”
I say, ‘Cristiano why have we come here, have we come here because we have a game tomorrow, or just for lunch?’ So that’s why I would recommend to anyone when Cristiano invite you to his house, don’t go – just say no because this guy, he’s a machine, he doesn’t want to stop training.”