Manchester United’s Portuguese midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo prepares to take a free kick against Birmingham City during their English Premiership football match at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, 01 January 2008. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS – Mobile and website use of domestic English football pictures are subject to obtaining a Photographic End User Licence from Football DataCo Ltd Tel : +44 (0) 207 864 9121 or e-mail – applies to Premier and Football League matches. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)