Friday, November 27

‘Ferguson killed me!’ – Nani was ‘scared’ of Man Utd boss

The Portugal international viewed the legendary Scottish manager as a father figure but he struggled to communicate with his boss at first

Nani has admitted that he was initially “scared” of Sir Alex Ferguson, revealing that the former Manchester United boss once “killed” him and Ryan Giggs in front of their team-mates.

Nani arrived at Old Trafford in 2007 from Sporting CP and struggled for a long time with the language barrier. However, the winger knew just how angry Ferguson was with him after a missed penalty against Fulham in 2010.

Giggs was on spot-kick duty that day at Craven Cottage but the in-form Nani took it upon himself to try to make it 3-1 to United. Unfortunately, the Portuguese winger missed and, to compound his disappointment, Fulham then snatched a point with an 88th-minute equaliser, much to Ferguson’s fury

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