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Ex-Man Utd star Nani names dream five-a-side team and jokes he taught Cristiano Ronaldo ‘everything he knows’

NANI joked he taught Cristiano Ronaldo everything he knows as he named his dream five-a-side team.

The Portugese star, 33, put himself as the coach and included three Manchester United legends in his squad.

Nani, who played at Old Trafford from 2007 until 2015, revealed his dream team on the Major League Soccer Instagram account.

David De Gea

Orlando City star Nani opted for former team-mate David De Gea to start between the sticks - but insisted he must wear his glasses.

He said: "David De Gea, for me one of the best in the world and a good friend of mine.

"But he must bring his glasses with him because he can't see anything without them. It's true"

The Spaniard has kept 108 clean sheets in 304 Premier League games since he joined United nine years ago.


Fellow Portuguese legend Deco was the first outfield player named by the former Manchester United star.

He said: "Deco, one of my idols. I learned a lot with him. His technique fits very well for five-a-side."

Deco enjoyed an illustrious career with the likes of Benfica, Porto, Barcelona and Chelsea.

The Brazilian-born star, who hung his boots up in 2013, is one of the few players to have won the Champions League with two teams.

Bruno Alves

Next up, it's former Porto icon Bruno Alves.

He said: "For a defender, he has a lot of technique.

"If you need to play, he can. If you need to destroy, he's there."

At the age of 38, the Portuguese star is showing no signs of slowing down for Parma in Serie A.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The five-time Ballon d'Or is a name that everyone expects to see when a dream team is mentioned.

But Nani has joked that would not be the case if he did not teach him everything that he knows.

He said: "Cristiano Ronaldo with all of his skills, fast feet.

"He learned a lot from me in the youth, he knows, he knows."

Paul Scholes

Nani tried to name himself as the final man in his squad, but swiftly decided he'd be better as a coach.

Last but not least, it's Manchester United's legendary midfielder Paul Scholes.

Speaking about his decision, the Portuguese ace said: "Great control of the ball, great vision."

Scholes scored 107 goals and made 55 assists in 499 Premier League games for the Red Devils.

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