Ronaldo was once told he was too skinny to make it, but we all know how that turned out. We do have to thank this critic though, as his remark drove Ronaldo to be better.
Ronaldo joined United in 2009 as a skinny youth. He began gaining more muscle as he grew in prominence before joining Madrid.
We need not say much about Ronaldo’s body now, as girls drool over it.
“You have to work so hard,” the forward stated in a promotional video. “I do this every day. This is why I have been at the top level for many, many years.
“It’s not a coincidence. I do so much extra work outside of the pitch.
“When I was younger most people told me: ‘Cristiano, you are a very talented player but you are too skinny.’
“So I put it in my mind that my body can improve. With dedication and hard work in the gym I improved a lot on that – at the end of the day it’s down to the person’s mindset.
“Athleticism also means a huge amount – these small details make a huge difference. So it’s very important to do this work and it’s going really well for me.
“That’s why I’m always in good shape all year round. I do that kind of work because I have to, it’s part of me.”