When Danny Welbeck first made the breakthrough at Manchester United, he sat next to Cristiano Ronaldo in the dressing room.
It was in that year, 2008, that Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or for the first time, having helped Manchester United to a Premier League and Champions League double.
But despite those achievements, there was no let up in the way the Portugal international prepared for games.
“When I first got put in the first-team dressing room, I think I was between Giggs and Ronaldo,” Welbeck told Arsenal Player. “You walk in and it’s like ‘woah, these are two top-class players’.
“Even back then, you could see the dedication and the motivation that Ronaldo had. I was looking at him like ‘wow, this is special, what I’m seeing on the training field’. You look at him now and it’s not a surprise to see the levels that he’s reached.