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United Players Lived On 'Burgers And Beer'
Daily Telegraph, November 19th, 2008 1:15PM

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"It [the diet at Old Trafford] was outrageous. Everyone ate whatever they wanted to eat and when you think about the typical English diet, you can imagine what I am talking about. Every 15 days they would put us on what we dubbed the 'spare-tire machine' to measure our body fat. You would be amazed at how many top players practically broke the machine because their diet was based on beer and burgers." Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, 21, fondly remembers his time at Manchester United.

 

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