CRISTIANO RONALDO enjoys steak and chips after games, according to Portugal star Jose Fonte.
The defender, 37, has played alongside Ronaldo at international level since 2014.
That has given him an insight into the dietary behaviours of a man is who is renowned for his strict healthy eating.
But it seems even CR7 even allows himself days off, enjoying “steak with chips and fried egg” after matches.
Fonte told talkSPORT: “I’ve seen him eating a little bit of everything.
“We always have a look at what he’s eating and what he’s doing.
“You know he’s the best and you want to replicate what he’s doing because he must be doing something right.
“Obviously as a rule he eats nice and clean, you know the nice quinoas and all this healthy stuff… A lot of eggs, sweet potatoes, the broccoli, he’s into that.”
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And while Ronaldo has had an immediate impact on the pitch for United with five goals in six games, his influence has spread to another area.
United goalkeeper Lee Grant revealed how he and his team-mates observed what Ronaldo eats – with many of the squad too scared to eat dessert in the presence of the Portuguese.
And other than his post-match steak Ronaldo sticks to a healthy meal plan.
Traditional Portuguese dish Balcalhau – consisting of salted cod, potatoes, onions, hard boiled eggs, olives and olive oil – is amongst his favourites.
His diet is generally high protein with the United star confessing that chicken is “magical” due to its high protein and low fat content.
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