Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo speaks during a press conference ahead of their match against Hungary. Photo: UEFA/Handout/Reuters
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo speaks during a press conference ahead of their match against Hungary. Photo: UEFA/Handout/Reuters

Don’t ever drink Coke again, Ryan Giggs reportedly told a young Cristiano Ronaldo

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Jun 15, 2021

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CAPE TOWN – Portugal captain made headline news when he was seen removing two Coca Cola bottles and asking for water ahead of a press conference.

In some quarters, the 36-year-old striker was praised for staying away from sugar, as they attributed his long career to prefering water over the beverage.

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According to givemesport.com, Ronaldo’s dislike for Coke was thanks to former Manchester United teammate Ryan Giggs.

Former Norweigan footballer and television pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft, telling a story he heard from Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, said: “Ronaldo came once to a breakfast with a Coke in his hands.

“Giggs pushed him on the wall and said: 'Don’t ever do that again!'"

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The Juventus striker scored two goals and went past Michel Platini as the record goalscorer in European Championships after Portugal beat Hungary 3-0 in Budapest.

In recent months, he has been heavily linked with a move back to Manchester United, although French giants Paris St. Germain are also said to be in the running for his signature.

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