Robinho has told FourFourTwo that one of the ‘main reasons’ his move from Real Madrid to Chelsea fell through in 2008 was the premature appearance of replica shirts bearing his name on the Blues’ online megastore.
To some people he’s a cult icon; to others, a perpetual self-parody. FourFourTwo speaks to those who know him best in an attempt to understand who Zlatan really is – and whether he can help the Red Devils to rule again
In an era of mega-bucks TV deals and huge international scouting networks, many players still rise from semi-pro football to the domestic game’s summit. FFT investigates how it remains a path well trodden