He looks to the heavens often enough, and Cristiano Ronaldo, crowned FIFA world player of the year on Monday, should certainly be counting his blessings after writing off his £200,000 sportscar in a Manchester tunnel last week, emerging unscathed.

God be with the day the only fella you knew with a Ferrari was Magnum, PI. But it takes a rare temperament to be able to walk away from a smash like that and play, as he did at the weekend, like nothing happened.

Meanwhile, I see David Beckham is back doing what he does best at AC Milan – jumping on top of goalscorers to make sure his mug gets in the papers. Some guys have all the luck.