Manchester United Squad Avoided Daily Cheat Meal After Seeing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Plate

Published 09/13/2021, 11:26 AM EDT
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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the fittest athletes in soccer. For any player to remain consistently at the top of their game, consistency and adaptability with respect to fitness and nutrition are key. Not surprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo epitomizes both of those qualities.

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The former Juventus forward is known for his notoriously rigid diet. According to his personal chef, the Portuguese international doesn’t eat expensive food. Everything he eats is natural and organic. Eating such a bland diet consistently is not meant for everyone. Ronaldo’s new teammates were also affected by this when they saw Cristiano’s plate before the match.

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“Everybody was looking at Cristiano’s plate!”

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Before their match against Newcastle, CR7’s new Manchester United teammates were shocked to see Cristiano’s plate. They were in fact inspired by his discipline to eat healthy which prompted the entire squad to cut off their cheat meal.

Speaking to Talk Sport, Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant revealed, “[Normally on Friday] you finish your dinner, and usually, you’ve got a few cheat stuff out, apple crumble and custard… Not one player touched the crumble and custard because everybody was looking at Cristiano’s plate!” 

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The player later went on to cheekily divulge the constituents in Ronaldo’s plate. What was on Ronaldo’s plate? There was quinoa, avocado, and hard-boiled eggs. This guy is in amazing shape. He has the second best physique on the team. after me [laughs].”

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a brace in his Premier League return

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On his much-anticipated return to the Premier League, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to help Manchester United secure a win against Newcastle. His first goal was a tap-in after the Newcastle goalie spilled a shot from Mason Greenwood. On the other hand, Ronaldo’s second goal showcased his finishing skills as the Portuguese slotted home a through ball by Luke Shaw.

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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