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Manchester United footballer, Chris Smalling, announced he’s been following a vegan diet, which seems to have increased his ‘strength and power’.

Smalling claims his body ‘recovers much quicker’ since going vegan, and explains how he first started noticing a difference when cutting out red meat.

‘My fatigue levels have gone down’

In an interview with Sky Sports News, Smalling said: “The second day after a game is often when I feel most fatigued, but my fatigue levels have gone down and, on the second day, I’ve felt a lot more recovered than previously.

“We did a test of our hamstrings and I’ve increased by 35 percent from the last test. On the bike, my power output has gone up.”

‘I’m feeling a lot of physical benefits from it’

Smalling also noticed an improvement in his skin, commenting: “I had a lot more breakouts before than I do now. I’m feeling a lot of physical benefits from it.”

The footballer has also taken to social media to speak about animal rights issues, to his 1.51 million followers.

He tweeted: “Spent the afternoon with DogsTrust Manchester raising awareness for their re-homing campaign. Please consider adoption. #adogisforlife”

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.