That is according to Lee Grant, who revealed that the United superstar had the “cleanest, most healthy plate” imaginable when he had a nosey.
Ronaldo made his sensational exit from Juventus in the summer to complete a stunning return to Old Trafford.
Grant has insisted that Ronaldo is “absolutely ecstatic to be back” and his desire to return is “incredibly humbling” for United fans or anyone connected to the club.
Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “Everyone will know, whenever anyone gets up, it’s normally like, ‘Here is a spoon, get on a stool or a chair and sing.’
“And I was one of the first ones because I am one of the older players, so straight away I am rattling the glasses to try and see.
“We had [Raphael Varane], Jadon [Sancho] had to do his little piece and obviously Cristiano. We were all sort of on tenterhooks thinking if he was going to get up and sing.
🤤 “On Friday’s you finish your dinner & you have a few cheat food out.”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 12, 2021
🤣 “Not one player touched the crumble & custard because everyone was looking at Cristiano’s plate!”
Lee Grant tells the story of how Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence put #MUFC players off of dessert pic.twitter.com/NGciSvzuVP
“But he got up, he was brilliant, obviously I am not going to disclose the contents of what he said, but it was interesting that was one of the points that he made about his nerves.
“He reiterated it post-match, so really interesting. But what I think that it does show, and something we are all aware as players, is that he really wants to be back here.
“He was incredibly excited at the opportunity to come back and play for the club, so that’s incredibly humbling for Manchester United fans and anyone connected to the club.
“He is this global megastar that is absolutely ecstatic to be back.”
Ronaldo scored a brace on his second United debut as the Red Devils defeated Newcastle 4-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday.
However, the 36-year-old Portuguese forward was already making an impact off the pitch thanks to his strict diet regime and desire to maintain his high fitness level.
Grant admitted that there was a “few cheat stuff out” after the United team’s Friday night meal at their hotel.
The 38-year-old United player claimed that it ‘cracked him up’ when none of his United teammates decided to opt for an unhealthy treat after their main meal.
“To give you one instance of the impact he [Ronaldo] is having on the group, right,” Grant added.
“This was Friday night in the group hotel. So, as you guys will be aware, you finish your dinner and usually on a Friday night you’ve got a few cheat stuff out.
“You’ve got some apple crumble or you’ve got a bit of brownie and cream or whatnot.
“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 and 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.”
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