Toe Poke Daily: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is master of most things … except bowling

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Several recognisable names from the footballing sphere feature on the high score list at the All Star Lanes bowling alley in Manchester.

As revealed by ESPN journalist Rob Dawson, the all-time list includes a variety of notable players, with ex-Man City defender Micah Richards right up there in second place having almost breached the 200-point mark.

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Quite a few former and current United and City players make up the top 20, with Ederson, Ashley Young, Aymeric Laporte, Marcus Rashford, Kevin de Bruyne and Wayne Rooney all posting respectable three-figure scores.

However, it would appear that we’ve finally discovered Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s Achilles’ heel, with the former United man barely beating the likes of television presenter Paddy McGuinness and Lady Gaga with his paltry high score of 108.

All the bragging, all that bluster and it turns out Zlatan can’t even out-bowl Michael Buble.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s new boots

Cristiano Ronaldo has a brand new pair of custom boots which pay tribute to the blinding pace at which he plays.

The boots are designed to illustrate the “DNA of speed” and feature a variety of technical details that have allowed the Nike Mercurial to bolster the acceleration of their wearers over the years.

“I’ve achieved so much wearing Mercurial boots,” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram. “Now, I am excited to see you all follow your dreams in my new Dream Speed.”

The large “001” decal on the flank signifies the boots being the first iteration of this new series while the “44.7 km/h” decal seen on the instep represents the “dream speed” for any footballer.

Given that the fastest player clocked in the 2018-19 Premier League is Timothy Fosu-Mensah at 35.32 km/h, and Gareth Bale/Kylian Mbappe have been timed at over 36 km/h, it looks like Ronaldo (who ran 34 km/h at the age of 34 this season) still has some way to go.

The Juventus superstar will take to the pitch in his new electric blue boots for the first time following their worldwide release on Oct. 3.

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