Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Manchester United has made a massive impact on the club.
But his impact is not just limited to the pitch, where he has already scored two goals. Goalkeeper Lee Grant has revealed that the Portuguese veteran has made a big impact in the club’s locker room.
In an interview with talkSPORT, Grant commented the following:
“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.”
Grant also commented that, unlike other players, Ronaldo did not go through the typical initiation of the red devils, and instead of singing, the Portuguese gave an emotional speech.
“We had Varane and Jadon had to do his little piece of him and obviously Cristiano. We were all sort of on tenterhooks thinking if he was going to get up and sing.
“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 that was one of the points that he made about his nerves of him.
“I 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.