Deeney says he will eat horse shit if he sees Ronaldo do so

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Manchester United won Footballer of the year 2008
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Manchester United won Footballer of the year 2008 - IMAGO / ZUMA Press

Troy Deeney is not surprised that Manchester United players avoided sweet treats and desserts after watching Cristiano Ronaldo eat.

Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant previously revealed that none of Ronaldo’s teammates at Manchester United ate dessert at dinner after they saw the Portuguese eating quinoa and avocado.

And Deeney had admitted that this is due to the admiration they have for the striker and his career. He also claims he would eat ‘horses**t’ before a match if he saw CR7 doing so.

‘If I saw Ronaldo eating horses**t for a pre-match meal, I’d eat horses**t too!’ Deeney said.

Deeney’s comments come after United goalkeeper Grant outlined the reaction of United players when they saw Ronaldo’s diet.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Grant said:

‘To give you one instance of the impact he is having on the group right. This was Friday night in the hotel.

‘So, as you guys will be aware, you finish your dinner and usually, on a Friday night, you’ve got some cheat stuff out.

‘You’ve got some apple crumble, and custard 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.

‘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.’

When Grant was asked to tell exactly what was on Ronaldo’s plate, he said:

‘I’ll tell you one of his plates – he had several. One of them was quinoa, avocado, and a couple of boiled eggs.

‘Listen, this guy is in incredible shape. He’s got the second-best body behind me now at the club – and that’s saying something, so fair play to him!’

Ronaldo is known to be precise when it comes to keeping himself in top condition and typically watches what he eats to ensure that he is in top shape.

Since his return to Old Trafford, the attacker has scored three goals and is one of the most influential players on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

The former Madrid player typically eats little and often—six meals a day—to meet the high nutritional demands of being a top footballer.

and support the fast metabolism athletes have.