Football

Nani is in great form at Sporting, says Abel Ferreira

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Former-Sporting star Abel Ferreira believes Manchester United winger Nani is on another level in Portugal and is the best player in the league.

In the same week that readers of a prominent Portuguese newspaper crowned the Old Trafford flop the best player in the country's top flight, Ferreira has added his praise to the mix.

The retired full-back claims Nani is still a player with a great deal of potential, and thinks that Manchester United failed to unlock his true ability during his time at Old Trafford.

Nani at Sporting

"He is a player with tremendous potential," Ferreira told A Bola. "Manchester United never helped him reach his level, but the players and leagues are different [in Portugal compared to England].

"He is above many of the players that are in our league. Sporting is experiencing a good time as a club and if you continue with this consistency, you will notice the difference if he leaves because he is a player who makes the difference."

Related Articles

Ferreira clearly fears Nani returning to Manchester United, as he is currently on loan to his former club in Portugal.

Nani at United

Signed from Sporting in 2007, Manchester United had high hopes he could live up to his predecessor, Cristiano Ronaldo. Nani never quite hit those heights and was allowed to leave on loan in the summer after Louis van Gaal came in as permanent boss.

Nani never really gained the trust of van Gaal's predecessor David Moyes, and his Dutch replacement decided to let Nani leave as he had plans to strengthen the position anyway.

Van Gaal moved on

Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera signed over the summer, and United are now stronger as a group in midfield, with other fringe players like Tom Cleverley also allowed to leave on loan. Cleverley joined Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Manchester United
Luis Nani
Premier League
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again