My guest today is Chris Smalling.
Chris is a Manchester United and England International footballer. He’s been playing professional football for the last 8 years having played more than 300 games for Man United. He talks to me about turning his dream to become a footballer into reality and what it’s like to represent your country on the pitch.
In January 2018 Chris made the decision to turn vegan for a number of different reasons which we discuss. He is a pioneer of plant based eating in sport and is part of a growing list of vegan sports stars – including formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton, boxing champion David Haye and tennis star Venus Williams.
I cant quite believe it but Chris is the first professional sportsman we’ve had on Desert Island Dishes and although it may come as a bit of a surprise to a lot of you – I am a big football fan, I love watching it and my husband is a huge Manchester united fan so we made a day trip of it and went to the Man U training ground to meet with Chris.
I hope you enjoy!