The former star was unimpressed by the Everton star in the first half... and then had to back track.
The Arsenal man was praised for his latest Copa America outing.
As news broke of Microsoft’s $26.2bn acquisition of LinkedIn last week, one wag took to Twitter to quip: “Satya Nadella makes bold final attempt to stop LinkedIn from emailing him.”
Andy Murray had a lot of friends at Queen’s on Saturday, none more loyal than the green stuff on which he teased Marin Cilic for just under two hours to reach the final of the Aegon Championships, where he will face Milos Raonic, who defeated Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-4 in the other semi-final.
Even in context of the dramatic narrative which encapsulates Rory McIlroy as standard, events on Saturday at Oakmont stood out.
Rickie Fowler has become the latest high-profile golfer to cast doubt on his participation in the Olympic Games. Fowler, speaking immediately after a missed cut at the US Open, cited security and the Zika virus as ongoing concerns.
Eddie Jones has challenged his record-breaking England team to complete a 3-0 whitewash of Australia following their series-clinching 23-7 victory in the second Test in Melbourne.
Perhaps the golfing gods will smile upon the honest man.
The marginalia of US Open lore is scrawled thick with surprise first-round leaders who burst from obscurity only to vanish as quickly as they appeared. The roll of names reads like the answer key to a pub quiz – Lee Mackey Jr, Bob Gadja, Mike Nicolette, Olin Browne, Justin Hicks – improbable opening-round leaders all, each of whom plummeted back into relative anonymity.
The French economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, has warned that if the UK leaves the EU, it risks isolating itself as a tiny trading post on the edge of Europe, akin to the Channel island Guernsey.