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Nani names Scholes as Manchester United star who impressed him most

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Manchester United favourite Luis Nani says Paul Scholes is the player who has impressed him the most during his playing career.

The Portuguese winger has been reflecting on his time at Old Trafford in which he won 12 trophies during an eight-year spell in Manchester.

Nani played alongside a host of world-class players during his time a United, including one season with good friend and compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, it was United legend Scholes who impressed Nani the most with his sheer skill and technical prowess.

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Manchester United returned to winning ways in the Champions League with a 4-1 victory over Istanbul Basaksehir at Old Trafford.

Bruno Fernandes’ brace set Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on course for a third successive win, with Marcus Rashford and Daniel James also on the scoresheet.

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“I knew Cristiano from before, from Sporting, from the national team,” Utd Unscripted. “Before I came to Manchester I was with him every time in the national team, so I knew how good he was.

“When I arrived in Manchester I started to see every player and I could see they had their own qualities. Darren Fletcher, for example. He was amazing. His attitude on the field, his running everywhere, but at the same time he was so strong, with a lot of quality in his passing. He scored some beautiful goals in training.

“The one who impressed me the most, though, was Paul Scholes because the quality he was putting into training was like he didn’t have to push. He would be playing soft: one touch, two touch, and nobody could catch him. He looked like he was having fun every time he trained.

“I could tell you every player. Ryan Giggs helped me a lot with his advice, with his quality, his training as well… the old players, the experience they had, they were putting into every single session. Every single day, there was something I was paying a lot of attention to. I wasn’t talking to them too much, just putting my eyes on them and what they were doing and what I should take from them.”

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