PATRICE EVRA warned 'don't ever go for lunch' at Cristiano Ronaldo's house… as it's like a 'second training session'.
The duo played together for three years at Manchester United between 2006 and 2009.
Evra and Ronaldo developed a close bond during these years… even if the Frenchman wasn't a fan of his pal's catering options.
He told talkSPORT: "Cristiano, first of all, as a person and human being, is so generous, so nice and people don't see that face. But he is a winner. He is addicted.
"For example, when we had training at 10am, Cristiano was already there for 8am. When we had finished training, he was still on the pitch practising.
"When he invited me for lunch… don't ever go for lunch, because you are going to have one of the most boring lunches at Cristiano's; it is salad, plain chicken and water. There isn't even fizzy water.
"After that, we went into the garden, trained for a little bit, went swimming, went to the sauna and at one point I looked at him and said: 'Bro, we have just finished a training session, why do we have to a second training session?'"
Evra, 40, tweeted about Ronaldo's infamous lunches after retiring back in 2019, joking: "Thank you but I just retire so I don’t need another training session."
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Ronaldo, 36, has become known for his incredible fitness regime, staying in impeccable shape in his mid-thirties.
Team-mate Lee Grant recently revealed the effect that CR7's arrival has had on his United team-mates.
The goalkeeper told talkSPORT: "You finish your dinner and usually on a Friday night you've got a few cheat stuff out.
"You've got a bit of apple crumble and custard or you've got a bit of brownie and cream.
"I tell you now, not one player touched the apple crumble and custard, not one player went up for that brownie.
"We were sat down on our table for table pre-match and straight away one of the lads said to me 'what has Cristiano got on his plate?'
"We were having a little goosey-gander over at what he's got and obviously it's the cleanest, most healthy plate you could imagine."
Ronaldo does like to treat himself, however, to a PIZZA once-a-week – his mum revealed.
She said: "My son also likes pizza. He eats one once a week but afterwards he does loads of sit-ups.”
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