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It’s a great time to be United

Get ready for a wild eight week ride folks. As Sir Alex Ferguson has a habit of saying at this stage of the season “Squeaky bum time” is here and it has arrived with a vengeance starting this coming Sunday with the visit of Liverpool. Clashes between these two old rivals have always been fierce yet the stakes have never been higher than they will be this weekend…and for a very good reason.

It's a great time to be United

Get ready for a wild eight week ride folks. As Sir Alex Ferguson has a habit of saying at this stage of the season “Squeaky bum time” is here and it has arrived with a vengeance starting this coming Sunday with the visit of Liverpool. Clashes between these two old rivals have always been fierce yet the stakes have never been higher than they will be this weekend…and for a very good reason.

Cristiano Ronaldo could have been an Australian

The 6 years spent at Old Trafford and the £80 million pocketed by Manchester United for his transfer to Real Madrid may never have happened had destiny played a different hand for Cristiano Ronaldo and his family when he was still a small boy in the Portugese island of Madeira.

Ronaldo was only 5 years of age when his mother Dolores Aveiro was on the verge of immigrating to Australia together with her parents to join four of her brothers who were already there. But a late change of heart meant that the youngster saw his grandparents leave for Perth to start a new life on the other side of the world while he remained in Madeira with his family.