Alcohol and football at the highest level is not usually something that should be mixed together in the middle of the season.
Such was the however, is not under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. At least not after the christmas and new year, where otherwise there are plenty of matches in the Premier League.
It reveals Nani, who played six seasons under the successful manager.
- If I were free the next day so I could have fun and on special days like christmas and new year, there was no one in England cared about it.
On new year's day, we could even take the full training, and the coach was indifferent to it. He (Alex Ferguson, eds.) knew how he should handle the players and be able to say, 'this day is special. I can't make demands'.
- We had played non-stop throughout the year. It was a joy, a moment where we could relax, another way to train the on - clowning around, says Nani to the Portuguese media Tribuna Expresso.
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the Mood was really good for training, and it was not only because of the many victories. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Ritzau Scanpix
Nani and the other United stars were not only sober, when they met up at træningsanlægget Carrington. Photo: Phil Noble/Ritzau Scanpix
The two icelanders had a close relationship at Manchester United. Nani moved home to Ronaldo in a period of time. Thus they had more time to play tennis, table tennis and swimming together. They even invented their own ball game, says Nani. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Ritzau Scanpix
He enjoyed playing for the scotsman. Photo: Suzanne Plunkett/Ritzau Scanpix
there was alcohol in the blood to the matches, get Nani on. Three times in the portugiserens time under Ferguson was Manchester United in the battle 1. January. Back in 2008 won the storklubben with a 1-0 over Birmingham City. Played here Nani the whole game.
In 2011 and 2013 was Nani injured on new year's day. Both times it was after a United victory.
Ferguson brought Nani to Manchester United in 2007. Already in the first season he was to win the Champions League and the English championship, while in the next five seasons were a further three Premier League titles.
In 2013, stopped Alex Ferguson as manager at Old Trafford, and, therefore, would Nani gone, too, he explains even.
There were, however, go yet another season - this time under David Moyes - before he changed club.
Nani was in 2014 rented out in one season to his former club Sporting. Subsequently, it has been to stay in Fenerbahçe, Valencia, Lazio, and again Sporting.
Since February 2019 has the 33-year-old winger appeared for the u.s. Orlando City, where he is also captain.
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