Cristiano Ronaldo is back in the Manchester United camp and has already started creating an impact. The Portuguese forward started his second stint for the Red Devils with a brace against Newcastle. However, his Champion League debut did not go as planned as the United were handed a 2-1 defeat by the Young Boys. Apart from the on-field impact, Ronaldo has got some silent followers in the dressing room as well.
Ronaldo’s teammates at Man United are taking a leaf from his book on how to conduct yourself when not playing. Ronaldo is known as one of the fittest and hardworking athletes and does not like to compromise with his eating habits or training schedules and the Man United players are highly impressed with his routine. As revealed by Lee Grant, the Man United players were discussing Ronaldo’s healthy dinner selection on Friday night which eventually led to skipping of the dessert by most of them.
“To give you one instance of the impact he is having on the group, this was Friday night in the hotel. So, as you guys will be aware, you finish your dinner, and usually, on a Friday night, you've got some cheat stuff out. You've got some apple crumble and custard or you've got a bit of brownie and cream. I tell you now, not one player touched the apple crumble and custard, not one player went up for that brownie because everybody was sat down. One of the lads said to me, 'What has Cristiano got on his plate?' Obviously, it is the cleanest, most healthy plate you can imagine,” Grant told Talksport.
I never saw him missing a training session: Dimitar Berbatov
Dimitar Berbatov recently talked about Ronaldo’s dressing room behaviour from the time he was at the club. Dimitar revealed that Ronaldo never missed his training session and always stayed back to work on his free-kicks.
“I never saw him miss a training session, not ever to be honest. He was always training the right way and always stayed late after a training session to work on his free-kicks and his cutting into the box and shooting. Even after that, it was to the gym and then the swimming pool to take care of himself so he could get faster, stronger, well-balanced and we saw the results after that,” Berbatov told Mirror football.