Cristiano Ronaldo Made Manchester United Stars Quit Unhealthy Practice: “All the Players Stopped”

Published 12/30/2021, 1:18 PM EST
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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world, who has dominated the game for over 15 years now. His incredible work ethic and discipline have helped him stay at the top, while several other footballers and athletes seek inspiration from him.

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Ronaldo is currently playing at Manchester United, a club where he first proved how good he really was. Notably, he won his first Ballon d’Or at United in 2008, and it has only been upwards and onwards since then.

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Manchester United star reveals the effect that Ronaldo has on the dressing room

Ronaldo is not only a born winner but also a born leader. Currently, he is one of the few senior-most players in the Manchester United dressing room, and according to center-back Eric Bailly, he has had quite the influence on his fellow teammates.

In a YouTube video with Poet and Tuj (reported by ESPN FC), Bailly revealed that all the Manchester United players have stopped eating dessert in the canteen since Ronaldo’s arrival.

All the players stopped. Ronaldo has been the best for a long time, why? Your body, you need to take care of it,” Bailly said.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and his contributions to Manchester United

United are currently struggling in the Premier League as they sit in 7th place after 17 matches. However, things could’ve been a lot worse for United if he hadn’t stepped up, as his goals have not only helped them in the league but directly carried them through to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.

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Ronaldo has scored seven goals in fourteen Premier League matches along with two assists. While things could’ve been better in the league, he has started strongly in the UCL with six goals in five matches. Now, it will be interesting to see if Ronaldo can help them win a trophy this season, as, given his impeccably high standards, things should be a lot better.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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