Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United can’t just stop generating reactions, can it?
From the announcement up until Saturday when he made his Man Utd second debut, reactions have come from different quarters.
The most recent and popular was from Man Utd 4th choice goalkeeper, Lee Grant while speaking to talkSport.
The 38 year old was speaking on Ronaldo’s impact in the Man Utd squad and the former Derby County goalkeeper inferred that Ronaldo has already had an impact on the players’ diet.
“Friday night in the hotel as you’d be aware you finish your dinner and usually on a Friday night you’ve got a few cheat stuff out. You’ve got an apple crumble and custard or a brownie and cream, some dessert stuff.”
“I’ll tell you now not one player touched the apple crumble and custard. Not one player went up for that brownie because everyone was sat down on our table for pre-match and straight away one of the players said to me, ‘what’s Cristiano got on his plate?’. Obviously it’s the most clean, healthy plate you can imagine and it just cracked me up how not one single player dared get up and take that junk food on which was laid out.”
Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has however stated that Lee Grant’s comments were a joke and nothing of such has happened. The gaffer made this statement during his press conference ahead of Man Utd’s champions league game against Young Boys tomorrow;
“That’s obviously a joke by Granty in a setting with some mates, it’s not as though we were eating junk food before he [Ronaldo] came in and he’s changed it all”
Nevertheless, Ronaldo’s presence in the Man Utd squad would no doubt influence the players positively.