Nani has claimed that legendary Man United manager Alex Ferguson does not care if his players turned up training drunk during the festive season.
The Portuguese winger admitted the Scotsman had good man management skills that he ignored player's excesses during the hectic Christmas and New Year programme.
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Speaking to Tribuna Expresso, the 33-year-old said: “If I had the next day off, for example, then I could have some fun…on special days like Christmas or New Year – no one in England cares about that.
“On New Year, we could even go to training drunk and the coach didn’t care about it.
“That’s the side of [Sir Alex] that knew how to deal with the players and have the perception to say, ‘this day is special, I can’t make demands’.
“We had been playing non-stop all year long. It was a joy, a moment of relaxation, a different kind of training – clowning around. I won’t lie, I liked nights out.”
Nani won four Premier League titles and the Champions League during his eight seasons at Old Trafford.
And the Euro 2016 winner credits Ferguson for playing an important role in helping him to settle and flourish as a player and person.
He added: “It was amazing. He knows how to deal with the player, whether they are older or younger.
“He knows how to manage their professional career and the human being.
“I needed to grow up really fast, to learn and deal with that culture and the club culture.
“It was great for me to have Sir Alex Ferguson. Carlos Queiroz, who was also exemplary in this respect, spoke the my language and that was fundamental for me.”
The Juventus star made an appearance 14th Dubai International Sports Conference wearing casual suit and a t-shirt with his mouth-watering wrist watch.
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