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Skinny To Beast – How CR7 Joined United Vs How He Returned

As a player who underwent one of the most astonishing body transformations over the years, we take a look at how Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United as a super athlete. Check it out!

To see images of CR7 transformation, scroll through the gallery above

What’s the story?

Ronaldo’s physical transformation has been well documented over the years, as he grew into becoming one of the fittest footballers in the game today. Now 35, the ex-Juventus man still has an unwavering drive to remain at the top of his game, which all stems from his rigorous workout regime.


Serial Winner

After achieving most of the accolades set out before him as a young footballer, the question was now about whether Ronaldo would slow down in his relentless pursuit of silverware. However, those questions were answered when he took on the challenge of returning to the club he made a household name for himself in the beautiful game.

United have been on the up in recent years and while no major silverware was one, particularly under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, CR7 could well feel that he has the chance to prove many people wrong by taking on a challenge during the twilight phase of his career.


Work Ethic

That being said, Ronaldo has continued to showcase why he is regarded as one of football’s greatest ever players, one that has a work ethic like no other. His journey into becoming a prolific baller began where he joined United as a skinny teenager.

Now back at the club,  the ex-Sporting Lisbon prospect sports a shredded physique, which was put on display in a recent international friendly. In celebrating his feat of becoming the top scorer in international football, CR7 showed off the years of hard work in the gym.

A contrast to the once skinny teen who excited English supporters with his trickery back in 2003!   

To see images of CR7 transformation, scroll through the gallery above

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