Former Manchester United star Nani appoints his dream team of ex-teammates … and jokes that he taught Cristiano Ronaldo everything he knew
Nani has jokingly claimed to have taught Cristiano Ronaldo everything he knows during their time with Manchester United and the Portugal national team.
The 33-year-old winger, who now works at MLS side Orlando City, reflected on working with Ronaldo as he selected his five-on-five dream team.
Nani played alongside Ronaldo during two very successful seasons in Old Trafford from 2007 to 2009, and the Juventus man has been named on the dream team.
Nani (R) has named Cristiano Ronaldo in his dream five-on-one team of former teammates
In an interview with Major League Soccer, Nani said, ‘Cristiano Ronaldo with all his skills, fast feet. He learned a lot from me in childhood, he knows, he knows. ‘
The 35-year-old attacker has won the Ballon d’Or five times and won eleven prizes in England for six seasons.
He scored 118 goals in 292 appearances after signing Sporting Lisbon in 2003.
Ronaldo and Nani celebrate winning the Champions League final in Moscow in 2008
Nani, who also started his career at Sporting, teamed up with Bruno Alves and Deco United heroes David de Gea and Paul Scholes.
“David De Gea, one of the best in the world for me and a good friend of mine.
“But he has to bring his glasses, because without them he cannot see. It’s true.’
Nani also selected Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea in his dream team
The Spaniard has saved 108 clean sheets in 304 top flying performances.
Nani said of the decision to include Scholes, “Great control of the ball, great visibility.”
The midfielder scored 107 goals and produced 55 assists in 499 Premier League games for the Red Devils.