Watch Nani's five favourite players in action:

- Lionel Messi
- Xavi
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Ryan Giggs
- Paul Scholes

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20/01/2011 13:11, Report by B Hibbs, L Kane, S Bibby

Gimme 5: Nani's favourites

Nani picks his five favourite players in world football. In no particular order...

"Lionel Messi is a special player and a top, top talent. I love to watch him play football on TV. The things he can do in games… it’s fantastic. You watch him play football and it isn’t hard to understand why he is one of the best players in the world.

"Xavi doesn’t have the same tricks as players like Messi and Ronaldo, but he is a very influential footballer. His passing is so good and he hardly ever gives the ball away.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is a special player, as United fans already know, and a good friend. He has incredible skills and, like Messi, he can do things with the ball that amaze you.

"Ryan Giggs is so clever, a really clever footballer. It’s amazing he’s still at the top of the sport at 37. I hope I can do the same, but it’s so hard to do! He’s unbelievable.

"Paul Scholes is the best midfielder I’ve ever seen. He can pass, score goals, beat a man... he can do anything. It's a privilege to be in the same squad."


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