Nani, has insisted that he personally convinced Bruno Fernandes to move to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon in 2020.
Fernandes joined the Red Devils in an initial fee of around £46 million after the midfielder was linked with a move to rivals Manchester City and Tottenham.
Nani, who played alongside Fernandes at Sporting, believes his wise words pushed the 27-year-old to the Theatre of Dreams.
“I was the first one to tell him he should go to England and if he decides to go to England, if he can choose Man United it would be the best thing for him,” Nani told The Athletic.
“That was funny because a couple of months later when I went to Orlando I saw the news and I texted him because I was seeing Man City and Man United and Tottenham were fighting for him and I said, ‘If you have to go, you choose Man United! It’s the best!’”
The 27-year-old Portugal international is believed to be one of the best midfielders in the world at the moment.
The Manchester United midfielder is known for his goalscoring, playmaking, leadership and work rate.
Manchester United’s next games after the international break are against Watford in the Premier League and Spanish side Villarreal in the Champions League.