It’s fair to say there aren’t many Manchester United players in recent years who has polarised the fanbase quite as much as Nani did.
The Portuguese winger was always capable of winning a match on his own by doing something out of the ordinary or scoring an absolute blinder from outside the box. It was a character trait which endeared him to some fans.
However, it didn’t endear him to everybody. His greediness at times and wastefulness of opportunities saw plenty of fans lose patience with Nani and wanted him to leave the club.
They look to be getting their wish with Nani now just hours away from completing a move to Fenerbahce but one thing is interesting about this from a fans’ reaction perspective.
Rapture over Nani. Turkey is an odd bird.
— Scotty double-U (@electronicscott) July 5, 2015
Nani's games were like my ex-girlfriends.
1 good one
12 bad ones.
— Sav84 🏴 🇾🇪 (@jonmikesav8) July 5, 2015
Fenerbahçe fans react like this to Nani their scenes if they sign RVP will be unreal.
— Elliot (@VivaElzayto) July 5, 2015
While there was a divide among fans as to whether he was good enough when Nani was a player, there is a universal feeling that leaving Man United is the best move for his career at this stage and the right thing for the club too.
With Nani’s wages off the books, Louis van Gaal can immediately look to re-invest that in a new signing. Over to you Ed Woodward, time to get Sergio Ramos through the doors at Old Trafford.