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Evra was teammates with Ronaldo for three years during the Portuguese superstar's first spell at Manchester United and the two struck up a close relationship.
But when Ronaldo invited the Frenchman round to his house for a spot of lunch, it didn't quite pan out as Evra expected.
It did, however, serve as a reminder to the former Marseille man that Ronaldo's work ethic and desire to be the best was unrivalled.
The two tucked in to some very plain chicken but then quickly moved onto a game of two-touch. Before Evra knew it, he was having a swim and sauna too.
"I would give advice to anybody, when Cristiano invites you for lunch at his house, just say no," Evra recalled on ITV’s 2018 World Cup podcast.
"He said: 'Patrice, come over after training.' I went [and] you know I was really tired. At the table there was only salad and plain white chicken so I was like 'okay...' and water, not any juice.
We started eating and I was thinking some big meat would be coming after that but there was nothing.
"He had just finished and he stood up and he started playing with a ball, doing some skills and he said: 'Let's do some two-touch.'
"I was like: 'Can I just finish eating?' [Ronaldo replied:] 'No, let's play two-touch.’
"We start playing two-touch. After that he said let's go to the pool to swim, I was like 'okay...' after going in the jacuzzi, the sauna, I'm done.
"I said: 'Cristiano, why have we come here, have we come here because we have a game tomorrow, or just for lunch?'
"So that's why I would recommend to anyone when Cristiano invites you to his house, don't go. Just say no because this guy, he's a machine, he doesn't want to stop training.
"Being serious, he deserves everything he has as he has worked so hard."
There are a slew of stories that highlight Ronaldo's determination, from training at 2am after winning the Champions League to having a siesta in the day as part of his routine.
Recently, upon returning to United, he has made a huge impact on the food his teammates are eating.
According to Lee Grant, the 36-year-old had the “cleanest, most healthy plate" at his first team meal and "not one single player dared get up and have that junk food that was laid out".
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