Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo surely hasn’t got to where he is at the moment by luck. While the forward may not be as gifted naturally as long-time rival Barcelona and Argentina international Lionel Messi, the Portuguese work ethic is extremely second to none.
And that is what Ex-Manchester United teammate Phil Neville has said in a highly fascinating interview on how driven the superstar was during his time at Old Trafford.
While there’s without doubt that the same work rate, ethics and passion to be better still remain with him at Turin and was fundamental to the Portuguese exteme success with la Liga giants Real Madrid, he without doubt got on the path to being at the apex of the game during his spell with Manchester United.
As heard in a recent interview below when talking to BBC 5 Live Sport, the former Manchester United defender has diosclosed that while at Old Trafford, the five time Ballon D’ Or winner would return from European matches and have an ice bath at around 3am so as to speed up his match recovery and get back to good shape as soon as possible.
The further stated that this act of his is one of the reasons why senior Manchester United players as at that time like Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, David Beckham and Ruud Van Nistelrooy have utmost respect for the Portuguese.
He aslo said that looking beyond Instagram, and social media and the picture, Ronaldo works harder than any other player in World football.
"Ronaldo used to play European games and have an ice bath at three in the morning"
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) October 24, 2018