• Messi and Ronaldo locked in Ballon d’Or battle – Nani

    Messi and Ronaldo locked in Ballon d’Or battle – Nani

    Nani has said he is looking forward to facing “special” Barcelona star Lionel Messi at the Mestalla on Saturday.

    But Marca reported the Valencia winger as saying his Portugal international captain Cristiano Ronaldo would provide tough competition in the race for the Ballon d’Or.

    Messi scored a hat trick as Barcelona swept past Manchester City 4-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday — his fourth goal in two games since returning from injury.

    And Nani said: “Messi is a special player and there […]

  • Nani: Fergie ‘ always like a father’ to us

    Nani: Fergie ‘ always like a father’ to us

    Now at Valencia, the Euro 2016 winner has lauded the impact his former manager had on his career during his spell at Old Trafford.

    Former Manchester United forward Nani says that Alex Fergsuon was “like a father” to him during his time at Old Trafford.

    The 29-year-old, who captained Portugal to victory in the Euro 2016 final against France following an injury to Cristiano Ronaldo, ended his eight-year association with United in 2015 when he sealed a move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce, […]

  • Nani: ‘United career could have been best moment of my life – but it turned into the worst’

    Nani: ‘United career could have been best moment of my life – but it turned into the worst’

    Nani could not understand it. His mind was scrambled and the situation would affect him physically. The Portugal winger had been given a new five-year contract at Manchester United in September 2013 by the manager, David Moyes, and, having joined from Sporting Lisbon in 2007, he felt wanted and ready to fire himself to higher levels. Then Moyes did not play him. Or at least he hardly did so. In 2013-14 Nani would start only seven Premier League games.

    “It could […]

  • Ronaldo backed Valencia move, says Nani

    Ronaldo backed Valencia move, says Nani

    The former Fenerbahce winger has revealed the Portugal captain has backed his switch to La Liga and insists he does not expect it to be difficult to adapt to Spanish football.

    New Valencia signing Nani says his Portugal teammate Cristiano Ronaldo has backed him to thrive in La Liga following their success at Euro 2016.

    The 29-year-old has signed a three-year deal with Valencia following an €8.5 million move from Fenerbahce, where he spent just one season after leaving Manchester United.

    Nani started […]

  • More Than a Captain! C.Ronaldo Gifts His Euro 2016 Silver Boot Award to Nani (Photos)

    More Than a Captain! C.Ronaldo Gifts His Euro 2016 Silver Boot Award to Nani (Photos)

    What do you do with your Silver Boot award if you’re Cristiano Ronaldo? Give it to Nani of course! The Valencia winger has thanked his former Man. United teammate for the gift following Portugal’s Euro 2016 final win over France

    Real Madrid superstar and Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo must have been in a particularly generous mood after his country’s 1-0 win over France in the star-studded Euro 2016 final on Sunday.

    Ronaldo came off after 25 minutes due to injury and was […]

  • Nani has the ability to be the best in the world – Ferdinand

    Nani has the ability to be the best in the world – Ferdinand

    Rio Ferdinand believes Nani could be one of the best players in the world if his decision-making improved.

    The pair won four Premier League titles and the Champions League together during their time at Manchester United, but the Portugal international struggled to cement a regular role in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge before he eventually left on a permanent deal to Fenerbahce last year.

    And Ferdinand insists the 29-year-old, who has now joined Valencia, possesses the ability to be as […]

  • Portugal reach Euro 2016 final as Ronaldo and Nani strike to beat Wales

    Portugal reach Euro 2016 final as Ronaldo and Nani strike to beat Wales

    Two goals in three second-half minutes from Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani booked Portugal’s place in the final of Euro 2016 as Wales were beaten in their first-ever major tournament semifinal.

    Chris Coleman’s side had enjoyed an outstanding run to the last four but were powerless to respond to Portugal’s devastating attacking burst.

    Ronaldo bulleted home a stunning header from Raphael Guerreiro’s cross after a short corner on 50 minutes, rising above defender James Chester to give goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey no chance.

    And with […]

  • Valencia sign Portugal winger Nani from Fenerbahce on a three-year deal

    Valencia sign Portugal winger Nani from Fenerbahce on a three-year deal

    Portugal winger Nani has signed for Valencia on a three-year deal, the club have announced.

    Nani, 29, left Manchester United for Fenerbahce last year and was strongly linked with a £7 million move to the La Liga side, as well as Stoke this summer, after having impressed at Euro 2016.

    The midfielder began his career at Sporting Lisbon and, during his time at Old Trafford, Nani was part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s successful side and won the Premier League four times as […]