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Manchester Utd’s Ronaldo is faking it again

Oh come on Cristiano! 

I’ve just watched a great game of football with Everton taking on Manchester United. Phil Neville keen to show his ex-Man Utd colleagues what they are missing has just done a great ball winning challenge to take the ball off Ronaldo’s foot only to see him rolling over and over like he’s been shot!

It’s cheating. In fast motion I thought Ronaldo had taken a serious hit – a broken leg, arm or at worst a torn stomach muscle. Nope. Nothing wrong. In slow motion Ronaldo was hardly touched. Phil Neville was booked.


Earlier this week I was watching a video of Ronaldo helping coach kids at the Manchester United academy. He was great, showing them how to use both feet to control the ball. That’s what you want to see in a wonderfully gifted player, someone passing the skills on. Those same kids will see him rolling over and over and over and come Saturday they will be just as keen to roll over and over as they are to use both feet to control the ball.

I know which I prefer to see, although watching Ronaldo rolling over and over is rather amusing.

Here he is showing young kids how to control a ball… anyone got a link to Ronaldo rolling over and over?


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I also think it’s a shame. My 10 years old son wants a Man U jersey with Ronaldo’s name and number for Christmas this year. With that much talent, and the talent on that team, he does not need to dive. Copy the good and drop the bad.

Comment by Tgears

Probably Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to be released from his contract. He is eager to join Real Madrid.

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