Reds to be reunited with former player?

Wednesday 13 July 2022 10:48

Former Manchester United winger Nani could be reunited with the Reds on Friday, after his move to Australian club Melbourne Victory was confirmed.

The 35-year-old, who appeared for United on 230 occasions between 2007 and 2015, has signed for the A-League side on a two-year deal.

Erik ten Hag’s men will face Victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (11:05 BST kick-off), in the first of three games we’ll play in Australia during Tour 2022. It follows the 4-0 win over Liverpool in the opening fixture in Thailand.

The Portuguese wide-man admits he hopes to feature: "I would like to. I don't know. Obviously, I just arrived in the country and it's a long flight. There are a lot of things to do to prepare. First of all, the body must be ready to compete because you want to give 100 per cent.

 "As a player, I always want to play so give me five minutes and I will be ready! Let's see. I need to work and prepare to be ready."

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You will be able to watch the clash with Tony Popovic’s men, as well as the rest of our friendlies, on MUTV, the United App and

MUTV viewers will also have access to the short and extended match highlights before anyone else, as well as the full match replay. So what are you waiting for? Visit MUTV now.

“I’m excited to be coming to the A-League with Melbourne Victory and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead,” Nani said, following his move.

“I have spoken with the coach, Tony, and I know that Melbourne Victory is a club that wants to achieve success and I want to play a role in helping the team achieve that.

“From what I have seen, the fans in Melbourne are not only the best in the league but they rival the atmosphere in Europe and I’m looking forward to being a part of that on the field in a Victory shirt and playing for them this season.”

Upon leaving United in 2015, Champions League-winner Nani signed for Turkish side Fenerbahce, before spells with Valencia, Lazio, Sporting and Orlando City.

He spent last season back in Serie A with Venezia but now heads Down Under for a new challenge.