Di María fined for Spanish tax fraud

Jose Mourinho

Manchester United's coach Jose Mourinho in the pit during Formula One qualifying session

Rio Ferdinand has said that under Jose Mourinho, Manchester United has dropped its boring style of football and the club now has more pace in the game, which has made going to Old Trafford more enjoyable.

Madrid have been reported to hold an interest in the Belgian for a long time now, with manager Zinedine Zidane said to be a huge admirer of the 26-year-old.

Ronaldo is threatening to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.

To make things worse for the news-hungry press, Seleção coach Fernando Santos voiced his support for Ronaldo's media snub after the game. He's not talking about his family, Real Madrid, nothing.

United have been heavily linked with a move to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, but it has now be claimed that Mourinho feels the money would be better off spent elsewhere, and is targeting Kane.

Mourinho is accused of using a corporate structure to hide image rights earnings from the taxman in 2011 and 2012.

Mendes' agency, Gestifute, released a statement saying Mourinho had not received any official notification about the accusations against him.

Spain's counsel, Mourinho gave tax evasion (2011 and 2012) tax in two stages while being coach of Real Madrid (2011 and 2012).

Manchester United have taken further steps in their attempts to find a successor to star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as they have reportedly opened talks with Real Madrid over a deal for Spanish striker Álvaro Morata. The two were given 21-month jail sentences but neither is expected to serve prison time since it was a first offense and the sentence was under two years.

Argentina global Di Maria is accused of failing to pay 1.3m euros to the Spanish tax authorities in 2012-2013 by giving up his image rights to companies based in tax havens, such as Panama.

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year.

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