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'We've stopped eating desert' - Bailly reveals impact of Ronaldo in Man United dressing room

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a successful return to Manchester United on the pitch this season
Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a successful return to Manchester United on the pitch this season / Giuseppe Cottini/GettyImages
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Manchester United defender, Eric Bailly has hailed the impact of footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo in the dressing room, revealing that the players have stopped eating deserts during mealtimes in the canteen after following the example set by the five-time Ballon d'Or award winner.

Ronaldo is known for his intense dedication to diet and fitness and continues to be in astonishing condition at the age of 36 due to strict diet and rigorous training regime. The striker returned to Old Trafford after a gap of 12 years in the summer and there have been various reports of his presence having a positive impact on the dressing room.

United goalkeeper, Lee Grant had in the past revealed that he and his teammates went without their usual weekend treat following training at the club's Carrington base after witnessing the five-time Ballon d'Or winner pass up pudding, and now Bailly has backed up that claim.

"No, we've stopped [eating dessert]. All the players stopped because it's good, you need to change sometimes. Ronaldo has been the best for a long time, why? Your body, you need to take care of it," he said in an interaction on YouTube.

The Portugal icon has been brilliant on the field following his return, scoring 13 goals in 18 appearances in all competitions so far and he will be key if the Red Devils are to have a chance of winning a trophy come the end of the season.

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