Eric Bailly reveals Manchester United stars are still NOT eating desserts following health-conscious Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the club
- Desserts are not on Manchester United players’ menus, Eric Bailly has confirmed
- Goalkeeper Lee Grant admitted not a single United star ate dessert in September
- Now defender Bailly has reiterated that no United stars indulge in sweet treats
Desserts are still not on Manchester United players’ menus, defender Eric Bailly has confirmed.
Goalkeeper Lee Grant admitted not a single Man United star ate dessert back in September following the summer arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
And now Bailly has reiterated that no United stars indulge in sweet treats as he says looking after your body is important.
Eric Bailly (right) has revealed Manchester United stars are still not eating desserts following health-conscious Cristiano Ronaldo’s (centre) return to the club
Portugal star Ronaldo eats plenty of fish but avoids having red meat or eating anything frozen
‘We’ve stopped [eating dessert],’ he told Poet & Vuj.
‘All the players stopped because it’s good, you need to change sometime.
‘Ronaldo has been the best for a long time, why? Your body, you need to take care of it.’
Heath-conscious Ronaldo is absolutely meticulous when it comes to keeping himself in shape and his good habits have rubbed off on his team-mates.
‘You’ve got some apple crumble and custard or you’ve got a bit of brownie and cream or whatnot,’ Grant told talkSPORT.
‘I tell you now, not one player touched the apple crumble and custard, not one player went up for that brownie because everybody was sat down.
Heath-conscious Ronaldo is absolutely meticulous when it comes to keeping himself in shape
‘One of the lads said to me, “What has Cristiano got on his plate?”
‘So we were having a little goosey gander at what he has got and obviously it is the cleanest, most healthy plate you can imagine.
‘And it just cracked me up how not one single player dared get up and have that junk food that was laid out.’
Asked to elaborate on what was actually on the 36-year-old’s plate, Grant added: ‘I’ll tell you one of his plates – he had several. One of them was quinoa, avocado and a couple of boiled eggs.
‘Listen, this guy is in incredible shape. He’s actually got the second best body behind me now at the club – and that’s saying something, so fair play to him!’
Ronaldo made a sensational return to United in a £19.8million deal in August after deciding to leave Juventus.
Ronaldo’s good habits have rubbed off on his team-mates as no one indulges in sweet treats
He wasted little time in making his mark on the Premier League once again and has notched 13 goals and supplied two assists in 20 matches.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s longevity at the very highest level of the game is down to a strict diet and fitness regimes.
In fact, Ronaldo typically eats little and often – six meals a day, spaced out at 3-4 hour intervals – to meet the high nutritional demands of being a top footballer and support the fast metabolism athletes have.
Ronaldo’s diet also allows him to have explosive muscles and a very low fat mass. He has a personal nutritionist who has been following him since his Real Madrid days.
He eats whole grains, fresh fruit and lean proteins contained in fish such as swordfish, sea bass, sea bream and cod. They are always fresh and never frozen.
There is always a lot of salad on Ronaldo’s plate and for breakfast he will eat cheese, ham, low-fat yogurt and fruit and avocado toast. He considers chicken one of the magical foods: rich in protein and low in fat.