Manchester United are reportedly willing to sell striker Robin van Persie in the summer as boss Louis van Gaal believes that the former Arsenal star is in excess of the requirements at the Old Trafford outfit.
Real Madrid and Colombia star James Rodriguez was thrilled after scooping the best goal award of 2014 but said that it would be difficult to match his strike against Uruguay at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc on Friday hailed as `magnifique` the spectacular goal by Irishwoman Stephanie Roche which now sees her challenging James Rodriguez and Robin van Persie for the Goal of the Year award.
Irish female footballer Stephanie Roche, who currently plays for French division 1 Feminine club ASPTT Albi, has earned a unique distinction of being the only woman to have been shortlisted for FIFA's goal of the year alongside fellow strikers Robin van Persie and James Rodriguez.
The pressure is certainly on Robin van Persie. The Netherlands star is living through a barren patch for Manchester United. And compounding his worries is the recent comment from the club manager Louis van Gaal that the Dutch captain will need to fight for his place.