I’d to smile when I head one of the Sky Sports news autocue readers describe Man U’s winner against Blackburn at the weekend as a “typical” Ronaldo free-kick.

Really? I thought his trademark was what we used to call in our cow-shit-dodging days “toe-jabbing” the ball into the middle of the wall, or ballooning it miles over the bar in the hope that the odd shot in a million might fly into one of the four corners of the net.

More typical that the Sky hype machine should overlook the obvious.