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“He Was Torturing Poor John O’Shea” – Silvestre On First Ronaldo Encounter

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Former Manchester United defender and France international, Mikael Silvestre, has recalled his first encounter with Cristiano Ronaldo and how he immediately knew that Alex Ferguson’s side needed to sign him.  Silvestre, who made 249 appearances for Manchester United between 1999-2008, spoke about his former side’s 2003 pre-season friendly with Sporting Lisbon where a teenage Ronaldo played an instrumental role in …

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Rio Ferdinand Recalls Story Of How John O’Shea Met Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players to ever grace a football pitch.  His exploits over the course of the last decade have gone down in history with the Portuguese goal-machine securing domestic titles in England, Spain and Italy while he’s also added five Champions Leagues and five Ballon d’Or awards to his repertoire. Ronaldo’s rise to greatness began …

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John O’Shea Given Classy Guard Of Honour In Final Appearance

Reading defender John O’Shea announced last week that he would be calling time on his glittering career at the end of the season. The 38-year old, who joined the Royals at the start of the season, made his final professional appearance against Birmingham on Sunday. The Waterford native joined Manchester United as a 17-year-old back in 1998 before going on …

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John O’Shea To Bring Curtain Down On Fabulous Career

After five Premier League titles, an FA Cup, Champions League and 118 international caps, John O’Shea will bow out of professional football at the end of the season.  The former Republic of Ireland captain’s club, Reading, announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday, the centre back’s 38th birthday. O’Shea will bow out following Reading’s final league game with Birmingham City …

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John O’Shea Outlines Coaching Ambitions: “I Hope To Give It A Bash”

Former Ireland and Manchester United defender John O’Shea has outlined his ambitions to get into coaching when he calls time on his glittering club career. O’Shea, who is currently plying his trade at Championship side Reading, has previously captained both Sunderland and Ireland and also spent 12 years at Manchester United. The centre-half has always been a leader on the …

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O’Shea On Potential Irish Call-Ups: “There Shouldn’t Be Any Chasing”

Former Ireland captain John O’Shea has had his say on potential Irish call-ups under the “granny rule” outlining that he feels Mick McCarthy shouldn’t be “chasing players.” The new boss will name his first Irish squad ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia on Thursday, although they will not include the likes of Patrick Bamford and Nathan …

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John O’Shea Full Of Praise For “Quality” Irish Youngster Lee O’Connor

Former Ireland captain John O’Shea has praised “top quality” Lee O’Connor as the Manchester United youngster looks to follow in the Waterford man’s footsteps at Old Trafford. The 18-year old was called up to the Ireland squad for their games against Northern Ireland and Denmark in November and has impressed for United’s U19s and U23s this season. O’Connor had been …

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John O’Shea Officially Joins Championship Side Reading

John O’Shea’s playing career will continue for another year. The Ireland legend retired from international football at the weekend following Ireland’s 201 win over the USA, but has opted to continue playing at club level. O’Shea spent the last seven seasons with Sunderland, who were relegated in successive seasons from the Premier League and Championship respectively. Now the 37-year-old will …

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Five Big Questions From Ireland’s Last-Gasp Victory Over USA

International Friendly, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 2/6/2018 Republic of Ireland vs USA Ireland's Alan Judge celebrates his late goal with his teammate

Ireland sealed a victory over the United States on Saturday night courtesy of a last-gasp winner by substitute Alan Judge. The Boys in Green had to come from behind to grind out the win against a largely inexperienced American side, with Judge’s last-gasp strike coming after Graham Burke’s equaliser just before the hour mark. Overall, it was a performance and …

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