Manchester United Player Reveals What Cristiano Ronaldo Chose to Eat Before His First Match

Published 09/13/2021, 8:39 AM EDT


Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most physically fit athletes on the planet. At the age of 36, he’s extremely careful about what he puts into his body to stay on top of the game. The point was accentuated further by Lee Grant in an interview with talkSport.

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The Portuguese superstar returned to Manchester United again after leaving the English club in 2009. In typical fashion, he scored a brace in his debut match against Newcastle. Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant talked about how the dressing room has changed with Ronaldo and revealed how his diet had influenced the whole squad.

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[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,” Grant revealed.

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],” he joked.

Ronaldo is a freak of nature. The Portuguese forward has always taken care of his body, and that has led to him reaching the heights that he has reached. If his debut is anything to go by, Manchester United fans are going to hear a lot more of his “Siu” celebrations.

Cristiano Ronaldo and his debut for Manchester United

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Ronaldo joined the ‘Reds’ after a transfer saga that saw him being linked to a move to United’s biggest rivals, Manchester City. However, the move broke down, and now United have their man again. Ronaldo joined training last week and was fit enough to start United’s match against Newcastle.

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He delighted the 72000 fans at Old Trafford by scoring two goals in a 4-1 beating of the Toons as United moved to the top of the table. However, it’ll be interesting to see if they stay there at the end of the season. For now, things are looking really good for the club.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a football writer at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for football to enhance his journalism. He calls 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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