What better way to start this morning’s report than with a reflection on the events from yesterday’s Capital One Cup final.
It was all smiles for Manchester City as they secured their first trophy of the season, coming from behind to beat Sunderland 3-1 at Wembley, with second half goals from Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas.
However perhaps the biggest talking point from the weekend was Manuel Pellegrini’s post-match interview. When asked how he was coping under the pressure of the City job, the Chilean boss responded by saying he loved the pressure of managing Manchester United.
But from a phoney manager of the Red Devils to possibly their most famous gaffer ever, Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he wanted the club to ask for £150million for Cristiano Ronaldo, back when the Portuguese star was sold to Real Madrid in 2009.
Ronaldo was eventually sold for a world-record £80million to Los Blancos, but Ferguson is quoted as having told a Spanish newspaper that Madrid president Florentino Perez would have paid almost double that figure.
Now, surprising reports have emerged this weekend suggesting that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could be prepared to sell long-serving goalkeeper Petr Cech in order to make room for rising starlet Thibaut Courtois.
Opinions have been largely split over who will claim the No.1 jersey when Courtois returns from his impressive loan spell at Atletico Madrid this summer, but it’s now believed that Mourinho may opt for the younger man and make the decision to move Cech on.
And finally, Floyd Mayweather may have rejected the chance to fight Amir Khan on May 3rd, but that hasn’t stopped the American from getting involved in his would-be opponents future.
Mayweather has challenged Khan to fight Adrien Broner, and said on Twitter that if the Brit won that bout then he would give him a shot at his world titles. Khan has yet to find an opponent for a fight this year, having been snubbed by Mayweather when he chose to fight Marcos Maidana.