Manchester United players have given up on pudding since Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford.
The 36-year-old Portuguese superstar completed his spectacular transfer comeback in the summer.
And it led to Lee Grant making fun of his Red Devils teammate for feasting on sweet treats to meet their high and healthy standards.
Now Eric Bailey – who has played just six times this season – has confirmed that Grant wasn’t messing around.
Asked by Poet & Vuz whether United players eat desserts, the Ivorian defender said: “No, we have stopped.
“All the players stopped because it’s cool, you need to change sometimes.
“Ronaldo has been the best for a long time, why? Your body, you need to take care of it.”
Grant revealed that he and all of his teammates were spying on what Ronaldo was eating at the hotel the night before the match, and after seeing quinoa, avocado and hard-boiled eggs on his plate, one of them Didn’t even dare to get up to have sweets after the meal. ,
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The goalkeeper quipped: “You finish your dinner and usually on Friday nights you have some cheating.
“You have a little apple slaw and custard or you have a little brownie and cream.
“Let me tell you now, not a single player touched the apple slice and custard, not a single player went for that brownie.
“We were sitting at our tables for the table pre-match and straight up a guy said to me, ‘What’s Cristiano’s got on his plate?’
“We were a little bummed over what he found and apparently it’s the cleanest, healthiest plate you can imagine.
“It bothered me a lot how one player didn’t get up to pick up the junk food that was placed on it.”
Ronaldo has kept himself in top condition throughout his career – meaning he can still boast about his incredible physique and fitness in his mid-30s.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will reportedly eat six meals a day and especially prefer fish as a staple of his diet, with swordfish, tuna and braised cod as favorites.
He also considers it ‘magical’ due to the high protein and low fat content in chicken and often eats ham and cheese and low-fat yogurt for breakfast.
However, the man who wants to play in his 40s admitted to having pizza with his son.
Ronaldo also makes sure that he gets eight hours of sleep each night and can sometimes take up to five naps a day.
Regarding the importance of sleep, Ronaldo has said: “Proper sleep is really important to get the most out of training.
“I go to sleep early and wake up early, especially before matches. Sleep helps muscles recover which is really important.”
The superstar has also said that maintaining good mental health is as important as maintaining your physical health to perform at your best on the pitch.
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