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The Portuguese star is determined to lead his country to victory over the USA despite nursing a knee injury

Mourinho: '1-1 is not a bad result because everything is open and we can score more than one goal there [at Old Trafford]'

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Sir Alex Ferguson expects Wayne Rooney to miss QPR fixture

Sir Alex Ferguson expects striker Wayne Rooney to miss Manchester United's trip to QPR tomorrow.

Gareth Bale scores the winning free-kick against Lyon

Hard work to do a Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick, says Gareth Bale

Tottenham winger reveals the hours of practice behind his devastating free-kicks

Brazilian football legend Ronaldo struggled with his weight, seen here for Brazil (left) and Corinthians (right). Yesterday he posted a picture of his toned new physique online

'Fat Ronaldo' isn't fat any more

Formerly bloated star posts a topless picture online after going on a celebrity weight loss reality show

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The new Cristiano Ronaldo? Gareth Bale keeps astonishing run going with two spectacular free-kicks

Tottenham beat Lyon last night thanks to the brilliance of the Welsh winger for whom the comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo keep on coming

A three-man job? Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand and Phil Jones track Cristiano Ronaldo

'We handled Cristiano Ronaldo well,' says Manchester United's Phil Jones

Real Madrid forward saw his chances limited

Jose Mourinho insists he is not under pressure despite last night's 1-1 Champions League draw between Real Madrid and Manchester United

Jose Mourinho calm after Real Madrid's draw with Manchester United

The two sides drew 1-1 at the Bernabeu last night

Robin Van Persie can only watch in vain as Xabi Alonso clears his mis-hit effort off the line last night

James Lawton: Manchester United pull out old fighting qualities against Real Madrid so typical of Sir Alex Ferguson

The Manchester United manager has an enduring ability to produce competitive teams

Phil Jones keeps touch-tight to Cristiano Ronaldo last night

Dogged work of terrier trio Rafael, Wayne Rooney and Phil Jones pens in conquistador Cristiano Ronaldo

Tireless work by Rafael, Rooney and Jones holds main threat in Manchester United's 'magnetic triangle'

Wayne Rooney pictured training for United

Wayne Rooney is a 'freckled demon' and a 'hooligan' according to Spanish newspaper

Manchester United striker targeted ahead of Champions League tie against Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to become all-time record goalscorer at Real Madrid

This week the Portuguese international takes on former club Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo

Gary Neville warns Manchester United about possible 'nightmare scenario' against Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid forward will be the greatest threat when the teams meet in the Champions League

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho: Friendship with Alex Ferguson will remain whatever the result

Manchester United play Real Madrid this week

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez 'deserves Champions League football' says Steven Gerrard

Concerns striker will move elsewhere if Liverpool fail to finish fourth

Rory McIlroy has taken Tiger Woods’s place as Nike’s face of golf

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Comeback Kid takes Tiger's place as Nike's face of golf – to the tune of $125m

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