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An early Christmas Carol for McIlroy

ESPN staff
November 25, 2012
Caroline Wozniacki only wants a successful golfer © Getty Images

This week we have Alex Corbisiero's choice of pizza, Sir Alex Ferguson in a pot-kettle-black scenario, and Caroline Wozniacki stuck in a love triangle...

"If you win this week am I going to get a really nice Christmas present?"
Caroline Wozniacki moved on to Rory McIlroy after five dry Christmasses with Colin Montgomerie.

"I almost fell in love with him at Medinah when he made eight birdies and an eagle."
Wozniacki recalls how close Montgomerie came to a first date (The quote actually came from Lee Westwood on Nicolas Colsaerts).

"The pizza I always get has a gluten-free base, buffalo mozzarella, Italian sausage, chicken and pepperoni. It is called 'Alex Corbisiero's favourite'."
Alex Corbisiero tends to steer clear of the pizza named 'Alex Corbisiero's take-it-or-leave-it'.

"Look there are 80,000 friends out there. And they're all expecting an invite to your wedding."
Toni Minichiello reveals the motivational technique he used to spur Jessica Ennis to Olympic glory. He tried the same with Phillips Idowu but clearly Phillips is happy being single.

"He's an East End boy and it would be a fitting end to his career."
West Ham co-owner David Gold mulls over a move for David Beckham, but can always target Grant Mitchell as a backup.

"I don't think it's normal when you go out in the group phase."
Jose Mourinho has clearly never managed CFR Cluj.

"We'll call the police."
Roberto Mancini reveals Mario Balotelli's Christmas plans.

"He clawed the canstas off the big fella. The big one-two. To me, that is outstanding."
Australian match-winner Nick Cummins reveals his love for the honey badger - having seen it kill a lion on a TV documentary.

"Rafa Benitez is very lucky because on his CV in two weeks' time he could have two world championships to his name - and has had nothing to do with the teams."
Sir Alex Ferguson should know all about luck after his first season at Manchester United.

"If the worst happens, I know I can get up on Sunday and look at myself in the mirror and say, 'It didn't come off, you haven't got it anymore, so go and be the best promoter and trainer you can be'."
Ricky Hatton's pre-fight press conference sounded remarkably like his post-fight effort.

"I promise you if you manage one I will sit in the stands and chant 'you know what you are doing!'"
Things get so bad for Arsene Wenger that he encourages the media to take his job at Arsenal.

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