Several years ago when the clubs millionaire galacticos were underperforming, Real Madrid fans took to chanting that they would burn the players Ferraris. Manchester Uniteds Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been consistently linked with a move to the Spanish club, was therefore perhaps acting pre-emptively when he crashed his Ferrari into a wall in a tunnel under Manchester airport earlier this month.
After all, there is surely no better way to demonstrate a desire to please the Bernabeu faithful than destroying your Italian exotica, before youve even arrived at the club.
Following behind the Portuguese striker at the time of the crash was another United star, Edwin van der Sar. The Dutchman was, however, not involved in the collision -- clearly a safe pair of hands, just as you would expect from a world-class goalkeeper.