Injury concerns persist with two of the best footballers in the world. While Messi is suffering from a groin injury, Ronaldo has not featured at all for Real Madrid this season due to a knee injury
Fans around the world are eagerly waiting for the start of Euro 2016, and with less than 72 hours to kick-off of the biggest spectacle in European football, TheHardTackle analyses the teams of Group F comprising Austria, Portugal, Iceland and Hungary - how they could fare, and the probable outcome of the group.
Dutchman Frank de Boer, who is currently managing AFC Ajax, is the latest to compare compatriot Memphis Depay to Cristiano Ronaldo and stated that even Ronaldo faced similar problems during his development at Manchester United FC.
Having already qualified for next summer's tournament in France, Portugal manager Fernando Santos is likely to give his star names a rest, including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ricardo Carvalho and João Moutinho
Manchester United showed their intent to strengthen their defence, ahead of the upcoming season, with a renewed bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, on Saturday. United have had their fair share of defensive problems over the 2014/15 season, with a team that seemed more top-heavy than usual. Manager Louis van Gaal seems to be trying to address this problem by signing Ramos, who is widely regarded as one of the top defenders in the world. According to Spanish paper AS, Manchester United have launched a £42.5 million bid for Sergio Ramos, which is their second attempt to land the Spanish defender. The Spaniard has been pursued by the Manchester-based club for quite some time now, this summer, with Real Madrid already having turned down a £32 million bid from United. Real are reportedly looking for something around the region of £50 million, for Ramos. Ramos has been at the Bernabeu for around a decade now, and has reportedly been unhappy […]
Reports suggest the Portuguese star dreams of a move back to his former club in England and it remains to be seen whether he completes his contracted tenure at Real Madrid.