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How Cristiano Ronaldo Transformed From A Skinny Teen To A Middleweight Boxer At Man United

Former Man United star Gary Neville has revealed how Cristiano Ronaldo's body transformation from a skinny youngster into a middleweight boxer.

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Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is known for his extreme level of physical fitness and work out. However, the former Man United man arrived at Old Trafford as a rather skinny youngster. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner's transformation from a skinny man to maintaining a physique like a middleweight boxer took many by surprise during his days in Manchester.

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Cristiano Ronaldo body transformation: Gary Neville gives up on Portuguese

Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Old Trafford as an 18-year-old youngster with raw talent. However, several questions were raised on his attitude at that time. His then-teammate Gary Neville even gave up on the Portuguese as he was all skills and no end product. However, things took a turn for the good in 2006 during his World Cup campaign with Portugal. 

Cristiano Ronaldo body transformation: Things change in 2006-07 season

Gary Neville, while speaking to Sky Sports, revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo was breathtaking during the 2006-07 season for Man United. From giving up on him during his initial days at Old Trafford to lauding his performances, Ronaldo came a long way, according to Neville. He stated that he was in aw as Ronaldo began scoring 30 goals along with 15-20 assists a season, something he hadn't seen ever at Old Trafford. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo body transformation: Neville lauds ex-Man United teammate

Gary Neville revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo underwent a transformation during his World Cup campaign and he returned with a changed appearance and physical attribute. From being scrawny and skinny to transforming into a middleweight boxer, Ronaldo underwent quite a transformation. He became much better in terms of agility, leap, movements, etc. That moment, Neville knew that the Portuguese winger was a special footballer. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo body transformation: Winger's stats at Man United

In the 2006-07 season, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 17 goals along with eight assists in 34 appearances for Man United. This number went up the very next season when he scored 31 goals, managing a goal every 74 minutes. He also bagged six assists in the 2007-08 season. 

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