ALEXANDRE PATO IS THE NANI REPLACEMENT WE DIDN’T EXPECT

Portuguese superstar Luis Nani is probably the greatest player in Orlando City history. The former Manchester United winger led Orlando the postseason for the first time ever, and he was truly unstopabble at times for the Lions, even if he lacked longevity in his twilight years.


With the former European champion off to Venezia of Serie A, Orlando City had a big hole in the team. Nani was not only a productive winger, he was a uber calm and technically gifted presence who was always a threat. Orlando City spent over $7 million on Uruguayan talent Facundo Torres to fill that role, and while he may eventually fill in Nani’s shoes, it’s another, more experienced star filling in the former captain’s shoes. Continue reading

ITALY: NANI MAKES EIGHTH VENEZIA APPEARANCE

Italian Serie A newcomers Venezia made a big coup when they signed veteran Portuguese international Luis Nani during the winter transfer window and he has made eight appearances till date for the club in the Italian Serie A. The former Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and Lazio winger has an attacking return of one assist in his eight league matches for Venezia.


Luis Nani made his eighth appearance of the season whenVenezia played hosts to Sampdoria over the weekend. In the end, Sampdoria proved to be too much for Venezia with Francesco Caputo scoring twice in the first half on the way to a 2-0 away win. Luis Nani was unable to stop the defeat as Caputo wrecked havoc on the Veneziadefence to take his tally to nine goals and three assists in 28 Italian Serie A appearances this season. Venezia ended the game with ten men after French striker Thomas Henry was sent off four minutes from time. Continue reading

SERIE A: NANI MAKES VENEZIA DEBUT

Portuguese winger Luis Nani made his debut for Venezia in the Italian Serie A on Sunday and he was able to make an instant impact for his new team. Newly promoted Serie A side Venezia made a big coup with the free transfer signing of Luis Nani. The ex-Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and Valencia star teamed up with Venezia as a free agent after leaving Major League Soccer (MLS) team Orlando City at the end of last year.

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Luis Nani made his debut for lowlyVenezia during the league game at home to Empoli. The winger started the game on the bench before he was introduced into it in the place of veteran Italian defender Cristian Molinaro in the 72nd minute and his impact was an instant one as he was able to provide an assist on the occasion of his first Venezia game.
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RONALDO RIGHT ON UNITED RETURN – NANI

 

Orlando City winger Luis Nani has stated that compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo was right to return to Manchester United this summer and that there was no better place for the Portugal international skipper to go than the Theatre of Dreams.

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Cristiano Ronaldo stunned the footballing world when he returned to Manchester United in the summer after the five-time Ballon D’or winner told the Juventus hierarchy that it was time for him to leave the Italian club. Manchester United re-signed him after beating off competition from Pep Guardiola and Manchester City.

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DARYL IS A SPECIAL BOY – NANI

Orlando City striker Daryl Dike is a special boy according to teammate Luis Nani and that the United States of America international has incredible football talent. Luis Nani talked about Dike in an exclusive interview with Stephen Keel via Instagram Live.


Luis Nanihas been impressed with the humility shown by Dike despite his rapid rise to the top of MLS football in the colours of Orlando City. Ex-Lazio, Valencia and Manchester United attacker Nani was quick to point out that a lot of young footballers fail to stay grounded when they find fame and fans start shouting theirname. Nanirevealed during the aforementioned interview that Dike has not been swallowed by fame just like what’s obtainable with a lot of young players in this day and age. According to him, American international Dike listens to all the players and the coaches at Orlando City before adding that the product of his humility is the lasting result for all to see on the pitch. Continue reading

NANI SAYS RONALDO WILL BRING WINNING MENTALITY TO UNITED

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With Cristiano Ronaldo set to make his second debut for Manchester United on Saturday, there are a lot of things to look forward to and a couple of reasons to be excited as well a fan of the Red Devils. Since Ronaldo re-joined the club this summer from Italian Serie A giants Juventus, a lot of the happenings at Old Trafford have been revolving around him and of course, it’s not a surprise judging by the kind of player that he is and what he promises to bring to the team. The Portugal international superstar has already impressed United fans while he was away on international duty for his country after scoring two goals in’ Sir Alex Ferguson’s time’ to stage a comeback win for Portugal against Northern Ireland.

His two-goal performance was widely celebrated across the world of football as he was confirmed as the new leading goalscorer in Men’s national team football history. He was one goal away from tying the record that was held by Ali Dae (109) and after doing what he does best, he not only matched the record tally, he surpassed it as well. United fans were buzzing to see that their legend still has his goalscoring instincts and that he is still capable of carrying a team on his back; something they will be really happy about heading into the season. Continue reading

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NANI RATED BEST IN MLS

Orlando City skipper Luis Nani has been named the MLS (Major League Soccer) Player of the Week for Week 16 of the 2021 season following his performance during the win over Atlanta United.

Portuguese international Luis Nani scored a goal and also added an assist to lead his team to a 3-2 win over Atlanta United at home. His goal was the winner that secured the three points on offer for Orlando City. Continue reading

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NANI: PORTUGAL CAN WIN THE EUROS TITLE AGAIN

Former Manchester United and Portugal winger Luis Nani has backed the players representing his country at the 2020 Euros competition to emerge winners of the title, citing that they have what it takes and that they only need to believe in themselves. Nani was a part of the Portugal squad that won the 2016 edition of the competition and he has said that it is not impossible to win the trophy again. Portugal’s Euros 2016 win means that they are the current holders of the title and after already qualifying for the last-16 of this year’s edition, they now have the chance to win the title back-to-back.

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Speaking ahead of the country’s last-16 tie, Nani was giving his assessment of the current squad, stating that the team is already filled with a lot of talented set of players and that they are lucky to have the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo in the team. Nani mentioned the likes of Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes, Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix, Lille midfielder Renato Sanches, and of course, Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as some of the country’s best players who have what it takes to lead the team to victory.
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NANI: GREENWOOD IS A VERY SPECIAL PLAYER

There is a lot of hype currently surrounding Manchester United’s teenage sensation Mason Greenwood, and he has deserved every bit of the praises he has been getting since making his debut for the club. The youngster, who rose through the ranks at the club from their youth academy, has been a revelation since his very first game for the Red Devils and he has not looked back since then.

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The academy graduate was the club’s star performer during their last season’s Europa League campaign and scored a coi9oe of goals for the side as well. He has been equally brilliant this season and has excelled spectacularly whenever he has played games. Greenwood recently recorded his 100th appearance for Manchester United and judging by the fact that he’s still a teenager, it is evident to see how good a player he has been to have played as many as 100 matches for the club.
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NANI – UNITED GETTING CLOSER TO WINNING PL

Former Manchester United winger Luis Nani has revealed that he believes his former club have continued to move closer towards winning the league title after close to 8 years since the last time they last clinched the league crown. The Red Devils last won the division’s title in 2013, which happens to be the last time legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge of the club.

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Since then, they have toiled hard and have not been able to reach the apex of the league, losing the league title to Chelsea, Leicester City, Liverpool, and Manchester City within that period. There have also been appointments of several managers such as David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal, and José Mourinho as they kept on searching for a head coach that would propel them to a league title win, but neither of those managers was able to help achieve that goal.
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