Portuguese winger Luis Nani has praised Sir Alex Ferguson as the best manager he has ever worked with.
Ferguson is regarded by many as being the best manager in the world and Nani appears to be no different. The winger was brought to Old Trafford by Ferguson as a teenager. Nani had shown a lot of promise during his time at Sporting Lisbon and this persuaded United to pay around € 25 million for his signature. He was seen as the next Cristiano Ronaldo due to similarities in playing style. However, this Portuguese was unable to reach the heights of his predecessor even though he initially impressed a lot.
Nani’s importance at United fell consistently once Ferguson retired from football. This led to his permanent move away from the club for Fenerbahce in the summer. This has not been a bad move in his opinion, as Nani has been able to get regular game time compared to at Old Trafford. He has eight goals in 34 appearances for the Turkish club, who see him as an important player for the upcoming Europa League match against SC Braga, which is being hosted by Plain Sailing.
Going further in the Europa League will provide Fenerbahce with real confidence of winning the tournament, which would in turn gain them direct access to the Champions League group stages next season.
“I will never forget working with him [Alex Ferguson] he is without a doubt the best manager I have ever worked him. I am just glad to have been a part of the Alex Ferguson story and will always treasure working with him,” said Nani. Recently, former United defender Rio Ferdinand claimed that the players that left United in the last couple of years – like Nani – are of a higher calibre than the current crop of stars brought in by Louis Van Gaal.