Ferran Torres believes Ronaldo has changed football while admitting the Portuguese star as a ‘point of reference’.
Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed incredible form since returning to Old Trafford in the last day of the summer transfer window.
Despite Manchester United’s recent struggles, the Portuguese superstar has maintained consistency with his wonderful performances.
Ronaldo and his teammates suffered a 2-0 derby defeat against Man City before the international break. However, the Citizens star Ferran Torres has hailed the 28-year-old for his great professionalism.
“(He) is my point of reference. He has changed football in terms of nutrition, taking care of yourself, investing in your body,” the Spaniard told Movistar’s Universo Valdano, relayed by El Desmarque.
“This is a long-term process in which what you do today has repercussions for tomorrow. Football is more physical, and you have to be prepared.
“You have to play and have a team behind you that takes care of you. There are a lot of games and trips that can weigh you down. I like them to be on top of me to deliver.
“I have a personal trainer, then my physio as well. They are in contact with the club, and they are a supplement for me. They are in full contact with me every day at all times.”
Manchester United continue their unstable performances as pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nears breaking point. The upcoming weeks after the international break will be crucial for the Man United boss’ survival. However, before all that, Ronaldo has to play in two crucial World Cup qualifiers.
Portugal will face Ireland on Thursday, before locking horns with Serbia in their next match three days later. They are one point behind Serbia in Group A, hoping to leapfrog the Serbs to qualify as the group leaders.