These are your Manchester United morning headlines for Friday, December 9.
The Glazer family have not taken their semi-annual dividend from Manchester United, the club’s latest financial results have disclosed.
The Glazer family confirmed they were open to ending their 17-and-a-half-year ownership of United on November 22 as part of “a process to explore strategic alternatives for the club”.
In the previous financial results that were posted in September for the year up to June 30 2022, United paid £33.6million out in dividends, mostly to the Glazer family, which was up by more than £20m on the previous year.
Cristiano Ronaldo has said the Portugal squad is a ‘group too close to be broken by outside forces’ as he hit back at reports he wanted to leave the international team during the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Portugal are through to the quarter-finals of the tournament after they obliterated Switzerland 6-1 to set up a quarter-final date with Morrocco. Though he didn’t score, former Manchester United striker Ronaldo remained in the headlines as manager Fernando Santos made the brave call not to start him in the game.
It was the first time Ronaldo hadn’t started an international knockout match since 2008 but Santos’ decision was vindicated as his replacement, young striker Goncalo Ramos, scored the opener and went on to net an excellent hat trick. The No.7 came on for the final minutes and scored before the offside flag ruled it out.