Share a glass of red with Ron­nie

Por­tu­gal’s chef claims a glass of red a day keeps Ron­aldo at the top of his game. Bot­toms up

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Alex Fer­gu­son of­ten shared a glass of red wine with his op­po­site num­ber af­ter tak­ing their team to the clean­ers at Old Traf­ford.

The for­mer Manch­ester United man­ager’s love of the red stuff ap­pears to have rubbed off on one of his play­ers, though his iden­tity may prove a sur­prise to many.

Luis Lavrador, Por­tu­gal na­tional team chef, has re­vealed that cap­tain Cris­tiano Ron­aldo en­joys a nice glass of red wine to wash down his nu­tri­tious evening meal.

Speak­ing to Busi­ness In­sider, Lavrador said: “His diet is very rich in pro­tein and he’ll drink a glass of wine a day, as well as eat­ing many va­ri­eties of fish, fresh fruit, ce­re­als, as­sorted sal­ads and grilled meat.”

Ac­cord­ing to re­search, red wine could help Ron­nie to gain a com­pet­i­tive ad­van­tage. The drink is packed full of an­tiox­i­dants, in­clud­ing resver­a­trol, which lower in­flam­ma­tion lev­els in the body and im­prove bal­ance.

And there’s more. Stud­ies have shown that peo­ple who glug a cou­ple of glasses of wine each day re­duce the risk of de­vel­op­ing heart dis­eases by around 30 per cent, and are less likely to suf­fer from Alzheimer’s.

Fergie was onto some­thing all along.

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