Manchester United Players Were Not Happy With Cristiano Ronaldo Adding This Dish to Club Menu

Published 09/29/2021, 3:01 PM EDT
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In terms of being a perfectionist, there are some athletes that stand out from the crowd. Rafael Nadal tops the list in tennis with his meticulous water bottle placement. Similarly, soccer has Cristiano Ronaldo, who is a stickler for his diet and nutrition. The Manchester United forward is extremely fit and works extremely hard for it.

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Not all of his teammates share his passion, however, and weren’t overly enthusiastic about trying his recent addition to the menu.

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Ronaldo’s peculiar food preference

Ronaldo’s arrival has made a difference to the club in terms of food diet and workouts. Reportedly, he mentioned some of his favorite foods to be added to the training ground canteen. Although there were reports that many players were curious about his diet, octopuses were out of the question for many players. A Manchester United source reported the matter to the Mirror.

“He also loves octopus, but most of the lads won’t go there – even if it clearly works for Ronny!”

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What does Cristiano Ronaldo eat?

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The Portuguese sensation has given a list of items to be included at the United canteen. His favorite dish is Bacalhau- a dish that consists of salt cod, onions, thinly sliced potatoes, and eggs. Surprisingly, the dish has been a major hit in Manchester.

Significantly, Ronaldo avoids alcohol or Friday night puddings, which were common amongst other teammates. When asked about Ronnie’s diet, an inside source revealed the main nutrients for Ronaldo.

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“Cristiano is very much into his proteins, stuff like slices of ham, eggs, and avocados, and the chefs are trying to help him with a little taste of home,” said the insider.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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