Manchester United youngster Nani believes he can be a ready-made replacement for Real Madrid-bound Cristiano Ronaldo. The FIFA World Player of the Year is set to swap Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu this summer after the two clubs agreed a world record £80 million fee for the 24-year-old's services. But while Sir Alex Ferguson eyes potential replacements for the former Sporting Lisbon forward, 22-year-old Nani - himself an ex-Sporting starlet - is confident he can fill Ronaldo's shoes. The Portuguese international has made 39 league appearances for the Red Devils since arriving in 2007, netting four times. "I can have more opportunities. Cristiano was very important but now I think I can show my value," he said in The Sun. "Cristiano's departure is not impossible to fix." UNITED FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Wayne Rooney, Peter Schmeichel, Carlos Tevez Q&A Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud Van Nistlerooy One on One David Beckham, George Best Ask A Silly Question Bryan Robson Boy's A Bit Special Danny Simpson Perfect XI Garth Crooks, Bryan Robson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona What Happened Next? David May, Norman Whiteside Sing When You’re Winning Dominic Monaghan, Ian Brown And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate United players (and others) on Talentspotter
15 June 2009
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