An excited passerby snapped a picture of a £7,000 glass-top table at an exclusive Manchester furniture store with a label saying 'Rooney.' The picture set tongues wagging that is was due for delivery at the new £20million Cheshire mansion where Wayne Rooney, his wife Coleen, and their children are moving into. The dining table, sold by Stocktons, in Manchester, is covered in plastic wrapping and has a label stuck on the top saying 'Sold Rooney Del December.' It suggests the table has already been purchased and will be ready for delivery in December. But the mystery was solved by the store, who confirmed the ornate table was not purchased by the ex-Manchester United star or his wife, but by a different customer who happened to also be called Rooney. The dining table, sold by Stocktons of Manchester, is covered in plastic wrapping and has a label stuck on the top saying 'Sold Rooney Del December' The table, which comes in at £7,110, is described as a dining … [Read more...] about Table for Rooney? Is sleek £7,000 glass-top table at exclusive Manchester furniture store earmarked for December delivery a sign they’ll be in for Christmas?
STUNNED Cristiano Ronaldo shouted "what the f***?" at Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri when he hauled him off against AC Milan. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was outraged at being subbed for the second time in a week by the former Chelsea manager. Ronaldo, 34, stormed down the tunnel after being taken off in the 55th minute and reportedly left the Allianz Stadium before the end of Sunday's Serie A match - which meant he risked a two-year ban. The Portuguese star was originally thought to have told Sarri to "go away" when he marched past the Italian.And other reports said the ex-Real Madrid superstar called the 60-year-old a "son of a whore". But now Tuttosport claim he actually barked "what the f***?" in Sarri's direction. Ronaldo jetted off to Portugal straight after the match and it has been reported that his team-mates have demanded an apology from him after he stormed off. Former Manchester United star Ronaldo was shown rubbing his knee during the Italian top-flight game.Sarri - who … [Read more...] about Stunned Cristiano Ronaldo shouted ‘what the f***?’ at Juventus boss Sarri after being subbed off against AC Milan
Maurizio Sarri would like to do some de-cluttering at Juventus this January. Perhaps he’s a fan of Marie Kondo and understands that a tidy workplace leads to a tidy mind. Well, that’s one theory The Mill has as to why he has despatched Juventus’s director of football to England to encourage Manchester United suits to take Mario Mandzukic off his hands. The 33-year-old has not played a minute for the Italian champions under Sarri and is blocking corridors and creating bad feng shui around the place. Some reports suggest he has already “packed his bags” in anticipation of a move to Alderley Edge. Italian tabloids believe that Fabio Paratici may also have clear instructions to move conversation swiftly on to Paul Pogba once a cut-price deal for the brawny Croat has been agreed to lift the mood of United negotiators. The French midfielder’s contract expires in a little over 18 months and with no immediate sign that he’s about to ink a new deal, it … [Read more...] about Football transfer rumours: Arsenal to sign £34m defender Merih Demiral?
TEAM TEEMU The Fiver wanted England to win the last World Cup. We really did, they seemed a great bunch of lads. But Euro 2020? Not so much. Look at the state of them, Gareth Southgate in full Frank Drebin mode, insisting there’s nothing to see here while a comic-book cloud with fists and boots poking out of it rumbles away in the background, the result of Raheem Sterling being miffed that assorted social media disgraces hadn’t given him sufficient credit for leaving a cynical late one on Virgil van Dijk’s ankle, or whatever it was that got his goat. Hey, if they don’t even like each other, there’s no reason for the rest of us to love them. All well and good, but who to support next summer instead? It’s probably about time Belgium won something, but then imagine having to listen to Bobby M talking afterwards and for ever more. Be careful what you wish for (a maxim that also applies to folk dreaming of Leicester winning this season’s Premier … [Read more...] about Who to support at Euro 2020 next summer?
In his own not-so-humble words: “now go back to watch baseball.” Because a league without Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not a league worth watching, at least according to the man himself who confirmed his exit from the LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer with a typically brash social media post on Wednesday. The show is over, or at the very least it has packed up and left Hollywood. Ibrahimovic is now expected to return to Europe, Italy specifically, where AC Milan, Bologna and Napoli are all believed to be interested in taking on the Swedish striker. But what legacy has he left behind for MLS? As the most headline-worthy soccer player to have played in North America since Pelé, was Ibrahimovic a good or a bad influence on the league? His record of 52 goals in 56 appearances certainly ranks him among the most prolific MLS players in the league’s 24-year history, but in a country where soccer is still developing as a truly mainstream sport Ibrahimovic will retrospectively … [Read more...] about Ibrahimovic’s legacy hard to define as he says goodbye to Hollywood