[/caption]Does anyone know about Luis Nani, Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s Portuguese countryman and friend?
Well, the Manchester United player, who is struggling to make his mark at Old Trafford, has spoken about Real Madridâ€™s Cristiano Ronaldo as â€˜a good manâ€™.
Lately, CR9 has come under criticism once again from the public and the media following the red card incident last month which saw Malagaâ€™s Mtiliga break his nose.
But for Luis Nani, Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s image is different. Speaking to Manchester Evening News, the number 17 winger declared:
â€œCristiano is a good man and heâ€™s been very pleased for me.â€
Last summer, when Cristiano Ronaldo left for Real Madrid in Spain, Luis Nani was poised by football followers to raise from the Portugal captainâ€™s shadow and emerge as Manchester Unitedâ€™s playmaker.
But just as it has been since his arrival in England, Nani is finding it hard this year to find favor in Sir Alex Fergusonâ€™s eyes.
Despite having scored important goals of world class quality for Manchester United over the years, Luis Nani is yet to become a regular.
Late last year, the Portuguese of Cape Verde origins publicly slammed Ferguson as the man screwing his career.
These claims almost put him on his way out of Manchester United during the winter break but somehow, Nani got back into the Red Devilsâ€™ squad.
Recently, he played a good role against Arsenal and Portsmouth and he has now avowed how supportive Cristiano Ronaldo was being to him:
â€œWe [Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani] speak a lot on phone, and we text each other.
â€œHe was a great help for me when he was at United. Now he is happy that things are going well for me at the moment.â€
Cristiano Ronaldo will be back from suspension and on the pitch to help Real Madrid against Xerez this weekend in La Liga.
Ironically, Luis Nani will have zero chances of featuring for Manchester United in the English Premiership after sustaining a red card against Aston Villa on Wednesday night.
Angela Asante, Footballfantalk.com