PETE JENSON: It won’t all be playing sailing if Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho get back together – it certainly never was before – but Ronaldo still remembers Mourinho as football’s greatest winner, not the game’s biggest whinger, and that’s why he would back the 56-year-old’s return to management at Juventus as Massimiliano Allegri's replacement. Ronaldo has won five Champions Leagues and yet when he retires he will look back on the 2011-12 La Liga season as one of his greatest achievements. Beating Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona to the title and so knocking the greatest ever Barcelona team off their perch is hard to top and he achieved that arm in arm with his compatriot and manager. Mourinho built the team to suit Ronaldo’s needs. His position on the left of the front three was never up for debate and it was a system that subsequent coaches Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane maintained because they accepted it got the best out of the team’s best player.
A winger compared to Robben, two Ajax stars and a former Chelsea forward... 12 names Liverpool are considering as they look to bolster their attack this summer
Liverpool will be in the market for a new striker in the summer transfer window but Jurgen Klopp is not looking to spend big on a new addition to his frontline. Daniel Sturridge will leave on a free transfer once his contract ends and Klopp wants another alternative to Divock Origi and the emerging Rhian Brewster. Liverpool have looked at 12 names so far. Sportsmail assesses each one.
Pranksters Aguero and De Bruyne leave Man City fans stunned by dropping Premier League trophy off a roof and destroying it… before revealing it was only a replica
NEW Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne left Manchester City fans stunned after successfully fooling them into thinking they had chucked the Premier League trophy off a balcony. Footage emerged this week showing the City duo appearing to be in shock as the trophy laid in bits on the ground. The handful of City fans, who were invited to meet Premier League winners Aguero and De Bruyne on the roof ahead of the parade around the city centre, couldn't believe their eyes after the two seemed to accidentally lose grip of the trophy as they held it aloft for pictures.
England unveil new kit for Cricket World Cup which pays homage to 1992 strip as Buttler and Co bid for glory on home turf
England have revealed the kit they will be wearing as they bid to win the ODI World Cup on home soil. The New Balance design was modelled by the likes of Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali and Co ahead of the tournament's first game against South Africa next Thursday. It features a powder blue top and dark blue trousers in a nod to the kit England wore for the 1992 World Cup when they reached the final (inset), ultimately losing to Pakistan by 22 runs. No doubt the players and expectant public will hope England can go one better this summer. The shirt can be buttoned up, features a navy blue collar and a navy trim around the base of the sleeves, as well as thin red stripes across the chest.
Leclerc, Massa and F1 elite take on Prince Albert II of Monaco and his all-star team in charity football match ahead of Grand Prix
It's not every day you see Prince Albert II of Monaco take on Charles Leclerc on the football pitch. But the annual charity football match hosted by the principality's royalty once again pitted an all-star side against Formula One stars past and present. Leclerc, Carlos Sainz, Felipe Massa and Co took on the likes of William Gallas and Hristo Stoichkov. Played in friendly spirits at Monaco's Stade Louis II stadium, the game did have an element of competition if the pictures are anything to go by.
'No one misses the Liverpool weather!': Mane pokes fun at English rain as Klopp's side lap up the sun at Marbella training camp ahead of Champions League final
Sadio Mane insists he is not missing the weather back home as Liverpool got stuck into their training camp in the south of Spain ahead of the Champions League final. Jurgen Klopp's side face Tottenham at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid in 11 days' time and have travelled to Marbella to fine-tune their preparations. Klopp is hoping that the warm weather will help his players acclimatise in time for the heat of a showpiece occasion in the Spanish capital.
England stars lap up glorious weather in first training session ahead of UEFA Nations League finals as 12 of Southgate's squad report for duty
Summer has finally arrived and it seems that Gareth Southgate's men really enjoyed the glorious weather in their first training session ahead of next month's UEFA Nations League finals. However, the England boss only saw 12 of his 27-man squad walk through the doors at St George's Park training centre on Tuesday afternoon with several of his men set to join at later dates. Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse, Marcus Rashford and Callum Wilson were all in attendance for the session where they were put through their paces while enjoying little exhibition games against each other.
Arsenal get set for Baku as they train in the sunshine ahead of Europa League final, with Mkhitaryan involved despite being ruled out
Despite the disruption caused by the news Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be travelling to Baku, Arsenal looked to stay on course in their preparations for the Europa League final. The Gunners trained in the sunshine at London Colney on Tuesday morning as they prepare to take on rivals Chelsea a week on Wednesday. Manager Unai Emery oversaw a full session which featured stars including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Laurent Koscielny, Matteo Gunendouzi - and Mkhitaryan.
'It was just me with three trophies... so I left them in the laundry': United's legendary kit man Albert Morgan reveals the inside story on '99 Treble triumph - and why Cantona wanted salt in his socks!
CHRIS WHEELER: When Manchester United left Albert Morgan in charge of the trophies at the end of an open-top bus parade through the city to celebrate the Treble in 1999, he did what any kit man probably would do. 'I left them in the laundry,' says Morgan, who returned to Old Trafford on the deserted bus before dumping three of the most famous cups in world football with the dirty kit from United's win over Bayern Munich. 'Just me with the trophies. I put everything back in the laundry and was glad to get home.'
NIKI LAUDA OBITUARY: A battler who defied death for so long, it is impossible to think of that giant defeated… sport has lost a bigger character than it can afford to
OBITUARY BY JONATHAN McEVOY: Niki Lauda, who defied death so long in a life that elevated him to the status of motor racing legend, has finally succumbed to the crash that by all the laws of science should have killed him 43 years ago. The Austrian, who won world titles in 1975, 1977 and 1984, died aged 70, eight months after lung transplant surgery that was the belated result of the German Grand Prix at which his Ferrari burst into flames. It was at the Nurburgring that Lauda swerved off track, hit the embankment and sat trapped inside his car that had turned into a fireball. He lost the top of his left ear and his eyelids and breathed in the toxic fumes that finally did for his fighting spirit on Monday.
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Ozil surprises seriously ill Arsenal-mad youngster by inviting him to his house for a tour and kickabout
Mesut Ozil helped an eight-year-old boy forget about his illness and hospital appointments for an afternoon by organising a surprise visit to his home. Arsenal mad youngster Callum Axford, from Essex, was given the ultimate surprise after he was told by his parents that he was heading for a doctor's appointment, when in fact he was invited to Ozil's home instead. Eight-year-old Callum was born prematurely with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and is currently living with neurofibromatosis, chronic lung Disease and cerebral palsy. Due to his condition, Callum must visit hospital regularly for check-ups and to monitor his lungs.
Townsend beats Kompany and Hazard to win Goal of the Season for his brilliant volley in Palace win at Man City
Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has scooped the Carling Premier League Goal of the Season award for his sublime 30-yard volley away at Manchester City. The Eagles winger netted Palace's second in a shock 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium - the only time Pep Guardiola's side lost at home in the league this season.
'I am absolutely humbled and honoured to be in charge of the national team': Scotland unveil Clarke as new boss
Steve Clarke has been unveiled as the new Scotland head coach. The appointment was announced on Monday, with the former Kilmarnock boss signing a three-year contract, and chief executive of the Scottish FA Ian Maxwell was delighted to secure Clarke's services.
The master is back! Federer trains on Philippe-Chatrier court for first time in four years ahead of French Open return
Roger Federer enjoyed a hit on Philippe Chatrier for the first time in four years. The 20-time Grand Slam champion is back on clay and polished his skills against Argentine player Diego Schwartzman. As usual, there was plenty of buzz when the Swiss legend made his way onto court in his trademark white jacket. The 37-year-old has opted to forgo the French Open on his least favourite surface in recent years but changed his approach this spring. Federer, champion in Paris in 2009, has been building familiarity with clay over the past few weeks with appearances at both the Madrid Open and also in Rome.
Demare sees off Viviani and Selig to claim victory in stage 10 of Giro d'Italia after several riders fall in major crash
Arnaud Demare claimed his first win of 2019 with victory on stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia in Modena. The Frenchman held off Italian national champion Elia Viviani and Rudiger Selig in a reduced sprint after a crash under the flamme rouge brought down several riders, including Bora-Hansgrohe's sprinter Pascal Ackermann in the points leaders' ciclamino jersey. With only a handful of riders left to contest stage honours, Groupama-FDJ's Demare launched his sprint on the left while Lotto-Soudal's Caleb Ewan raced down the right.
Bayern see Sane as a successor to Robben and Ribery... so even with Guardiola finding him difficult to understand, how can Man City let someone so talented leave?
JOE BERNSTEIN: Bayern Munich are increasingly confident of signing Manchester City's thrilling young winger Leroy Sane this summer. Twelve months ago, such optimism would have ridiculed given that Sane had just been voted the PFA Young Player of the Year and was tipped to become one of the best in the world. But the wind appears to have changed direction at the Etihad. Sane, whose troubles seemed to start when he was left out of Germany's World Cup squad last summer, has been sensational during parts of City's Treble season but untrusted by Pep Guardiola in others.