Man United’s Nani impressed by Red Devils’ up-and-coming stars

Manchester United winger Nani says he is impressed by the club's up-and-coming stars making the step up from the academy

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Nani joined United from Sporting Lisbon in 2007 Photo: The Sport Review

Nani has been impressed by Manchester United’s up-and-coming stars during the club’s pre-season tour of Australia and the Far East.

Jesse Lingard, Adnan Januzaj and Wilfried Zaha have sparkled for the Red Devils in pre-season, with the former Leicester City winger top scoring with four goals.

And Nani reckons the reigning Premier League champions have a bright future, with such strong personalities making the step up from the academy to the first-team.

“I saw some good football from the team and a good attitude,” Nani told United’s website.

“There were a lot of goals from different players and the young lads did brilliantly on tour.

“That is nice for Manchester United – to have all these choices from the younger lads, who had the opportunity, and others have the chance to see if they can stay or go on loan for the future.”

He added: “I have been on that [other] side and know how the feeling is. I try to help all the time, as much as I can.

“They are good lads and they helped us as well at Crewe. I feel that they played good football and think they are improving a lot as well over the years.

“I can see that the academy has a lot of very good young players coming up and with strong personalities too so they can be ready to play in the Premier League.”

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