‘He doesn’t miss a training session and stays late after training’ — massive respect for Manchester United star

Manchester United reserve goalkeeper Lee Grant recently revealed how United first team players refused to take junk food due to the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo is still in top shape at age 36, but it didn’t just come by luck. The 36-year-old has put in a lot of work over the years which has helped elongate his career.

The Portuguese icon is still regarded as one of the best players in the world at this stage of his career, and he has started his second spell at the club in phenomenal form.

Ronaldo’s former teammate Dimitar Berbatov isn’t surprised to see how well Ronaldo is doing, and has revealed just how he took care of himself and put in the extra work while he was still a young player.

“[He was] always sure of himself and his quality,” Berbatov told Mirror Football.

“I never saw him miss a training session, not ever to be honest. He was always training the right way and always stayed late after a training session to work on his free-kicks and his cutting into the box and shooting.

“Even after that, it was to the gym and then the swimming pool to take care of himself so he could get faster, stronger, well-balanced and we saw the results after that.”