Manchester United wing ace Cristiano Ronaldo has confessed he battles against an increased waistline because of his love for fine food!

"I have the great fortune of being able to eat at the best restaurants where the food is prepared the best and there are the noblest wines," said Ronaldo. "It is very good, but is not the best recommended ways for a footballer.

"But I am going to be careful with what I eat because (United manager Sir Alex) Ferguson does not want me to become overweight because that affects my form on the field."

Ronaldo also revealed he's grown to love local food.

He added: "I dated a girl from Manchester and she showed me that steak pies and chips are very good."