Man United’s Nani hails ‘great’ Adnan Januzaj and Wilfried Zaha

Manchester United winger Nani hails Red Devils youngsters Adnan Januzaj and Wilfried Zaha as "great" players

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

Nani has heaped praise on Manchester United youngsters Adnan Januzaj and Wilfried Zaha.

The 18-year-old Belgian has been one of the stars of United’s Premier League campaign after he scored a brace on his full top-flight debut at Sunderland.

Meanwhile, Zaha has found his first-team opportunities limited since a £15m move from Crystal Palace, but Nani has been impressed by the pair.

“They are both great players and have showed great character,” Nani told United’s website. “They both have good personalities as well.

“They have been given a chance to play in the first team and have impressed because they have lots of quality. It is normal for a young player to show good things when they have the right personality and mentality.”

The 26-year-old United winger revealed he is relishing Portugal’s World Cup qualifier against Sweden on Friday night.

“I am focused on the match,” Nani added. “We know it is a very important game for us, we want to be in the World Cup. We will see what happens, we will do our best in both games and try to win.

“It was a proud moment to captain my country, but that was not the most important thing. The most important thing was the confidence I got from the manager.

“All of my team-mates respect me and that is why I was given the captain’s armband. But the most important thing was winning the game. I played well for the national team, so I hope to continue that and help get us to the World Cup.”

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