- Cristiano Ronaldo became furious after trainer introduced a new routine at Man United training
- The Portuguese star spent six years at Old Trafford with several titles to show for it
- Ronaldo developed his training pattern during his reign with the Red Devils
Manchester United legend Darren Fletcher has recounted how Cristiano Ronaldo got absolutely furious after one of the trainers introduced a new rule to their routine.
The Portuguese star joined the Red Devils from Sporting CP in a deal round £12.24 million in 2003 where he won his first Ballon d'Or award.
However, before he rose to that level of competing with the world's best stars, the winger went through stages of training at Old Trafford - some of which were alien to him at that time.
Fletcher also added that Ronaldo's transformation during his reign at the Premier League club was unbelievable owing to his personal training regimen.
Speaking to The Lockdown Tactics, Fletcher said: "Listen, he had a tough time as well in the dressing room.
"There were times he was holding on to the ball too much and his decision-making wasn’t there yet. He had a tough time, he got told a few home truths.
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"Walter came in and he basically decided to not give fouls in training. I know it was definitely for Ronaldo. "And the boys were flying into each other and Ronnie was getting lumps kicked out of him.
‘Before, you wouldn’t get soft fouls but you would get a foul, he’d be taking the mick, draw a foul, win it, laugh, get the ball. "So Walter just decided there were no fouls now in training. Ronaldo for two weeks was going bananas, ‘who’s this Scottish guy? What is this?’.
"Basically, the lads tackled you anyway at United, but if you knew there wasn’t going to be a foul. Honestly, it’s amazing how quickly Ronnie started moving the ball and running because he knew he wasn’t going to get a foul, so there was no point hanging on to it.
"And then he started to score more goals and get in more goalscoring positions.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo and his family returned to Italy earlier this week as the countdown to Serie A resumption continues.
The 35-year-old has been in his hometown in Portugal where he observed coronavirus lockdown since mid-March.
He initially embarked on a 14-day self-quarantine after returning home having being exposed to the virus through Danielle Rugani.
The 35-year-old will only be allowed to join his colleagues in training after he has been certified free of the virus at the end of the two weeks.
Meanwhile, apart from his family that flew with him, a few of security personnel accompanied him to his base in Turin.
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