Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Giggs is awarded honorary degree

Ryan Giggs has been awarded an honorary degree for his 
contribution to sport and charities causes. 

Giggs, 34, was made a master of arts by the University of Salford in the Ceremony at the Lowry Theater.

Collecting his award, he said: "I'm really pleased to accept this degree. I grew up in Salford and It's been a big part of my life for 30 years, so It's great to be a part of Salford University now."

Giggs has won 10 Premier League, 4 FA Cup, 2 Champions League and 2 League Cups.

Source: BBC Sports. 

Monday, July 7, 2008

Ronaldo surgery 'successful'

Cristiano Ronaldo underwent surgery today (7 July) on his right ankle.

The operation was performed by Professor C. Niek van Dijik at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam and initial indications are that the procedure was successful.

Cristiano will begin his convalescence under the direction of club medical staff and an estimation of his return to full fitness will be possible following a review by the specialist in one month.


Sunday, July 6, 2008

Ronaldo will decide their future - Real or United

Ramon Calderon has made public his desire to carry on Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid. 

"If United doesn't want to sell Ronaldo, they can do it, but Ronaldo has said that he would be at the Spanish Giant." said Calderon.

 "If Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester, he'll leave. If he wants to stay, he'll stay." he told newspaper AS.

Calderon added that United should be 'proud' to let Ronaldo join the Spanish Champions, a club the winger has admitted he is keen to play for at same stage in his career. 

The Spanish giants are rumored to be preparing a package to bring Ronaldo to the Bernabeu, but Calderon has said that Real will not go against United's wishes. 

"I don't know if he will play for Real Madrid next season. We will only do what Manchester United want to do with the player," said Ramon Calderon 

"We are very good friends with United and they have said many times that they don't want to sell the player, so we can't do anything. If they say sometime that they would like to sell we will be there and will ask," added Calderon

Calderon and United chief-executive David Gill will come face-to-face on Monday at the European Club Association general assembly in Switzerland for the first time since rumours of Ronaldo's departure surfaced. 

Source: BBC Sports.