‘He’s a player of great value,’ World Cup star hails United winger

Nani has been hailed by a new Sporting Lisbon teammate following his loan move from Manchester United.

Manchester United winger Nani has been hailed for his impact following his return to Sporting Lisbon on loan.

The Portuguese international has scored two goals since he temporarily left Old Trafford in the summer, and his teammate Islam Slimani has praised him in quotes published by A Bola.

Sporting host Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, and the Algerian striker believes the United wide-man adds quality to his side ahead of that huge encounter.

“Nani is a player of great value,” Slimani said. “He has a lot of experience and has won almost everything at Manchester United.

“His arrival brought confidence to the team, especially in the Champions League.”

Nani scored a late equaliser to ensure Sporting began their European campaign with a draw against Maribor, and he will surely be hoping to net once more against a side he knows well from his time at United.

“It is for these games that I love being a footballer,” Slimani said of the upcoming match against Chelsea.

For Nani, he will want to show United what they are missing…

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