Nani: Fergie 'like a father' to me.



Valencia winger Nani has praised the impact sir Alex Ferguson had on his career.

Nani, who spent eight years at Manchester United says his former boss Sir Alex Fergsuon was "like a father" to him during his time with the Red Devils.

The 29-year-old secured a move to Valencia this summer and is set to make his debut for the La Liga side against Las Palmas on Monday.

However, while speaking to The Guardian the Portuguese revealed his respect for Ferguson.

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"United gave me all that I have in this life," the Euro 2016 winner said. "I see him [Ferguson] like a father, angry and shouting at you one minute but in the next, patting his hand on your head and saying: 'Come on, son'.

"It was hard to deal with at first, because you don't know him and his strong ways but when you know him, you learn it is for your benefit. If today I have a strong mentality, it’s a lot to do with him.

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"Maybe I could have played more games but the routine at that club, especially under Ferguson, was to alternate the players.

"Everyone was part of the team. I played in big games and I played in not so big games. I played in finals. I had fantastic performances and I had not so great performances. This is football.

"What I have in my mind is just the great moments I had in Manchester; the fantastic goals that I scored against top teams. It's what my friends remember and it's what the fans remember when they write to me. They don't remember the bad things."

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