Former Man United teammate reveals Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘frightening’ workout, which includes sprinting the full length of the pitch.
CRISTIANO RONALDO’S ‘terrifying’ Manchester United training included full-field sprints AFTERWARDS as his physique transformed from weak to powerful.
Former Red Devils teammate Jon Spector said that Ronaldo added extra hours to his daily exercise routine as a teenager in order to set “ridiculously high standards” that he still meets.
Ron’s well-known rigorous fitness and diet plan ensured that he returned to United two months ago, at the age of 36, as a shining example to the rest of the team.
Former West Ham left-back Spector admits he was taken aback when he first watched Ronaldo’s routine.
“I used to be a star in the United States,” the ex-actor remarked “His outstanding attitude, mentality, and work rate stood out to me.
“He’d be one of the earliest to arrive at the training area and one of the last to depart.
“It was terrifying how much time he spent working on his own with the coaching staff, other players, and simply focusing on his own game.
“After practice, he’d sprint the entire length of the field!”
Then he’d go off on his own to do individual ballwork, and he’d be out there for hours. It was quite remarkable.
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He’d go to the gym first thing in the morning before training.
“And I think just looking at his physical metamorphosis – from the kid who arrived from Portugal to the kid he is now – that physical transformation says volumes about how hard he worked and how disciplined he was.”
Ronaldo joined United from Sporting Lisbon when he was 18 years old, and stayed for four years before moving on to Real Madrid and Juventus.
Despite being pushed into a new place at such a young age, he was an instant hit at United.
“On a personal level, I didn’t know him that well at the time, he was still learning English,” Spector continued.
His work rate, drive, passion, and desire were unsurpassed, and it’s no surprise that he’s now where he is.
“I believe it’s incredible that he’s still capable of sustaining those tremendously high standards at his age.”
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