Nani joins new club after transforming from skinny Man Utd star to absolute unit

Nani has signed for A-League club Melbourne Victory after transforming into an absolute unit since his skinny Manchester United days.

The Portuguese winger has joined the club on a free transfer having left Venezia at the end of last season following a six-month spell in Serie A. Prior to arriving in Italy, Nani spent three seasons playing for Orlando City in the MLS, where he bulked up in the gym, transforming from the skinny physique he exhibited during his time at Old Trafford.

Nani regularly shared snaps of his improved physique from the gym on social media, amazing his followers with his workout progress.

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United signed Nani from boyhood club Sporting at the age of 20 back in the summer of 2007 for a fee of around £23million. He would go on to make 229 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 41 goals and adding 73 assists.

During his time in England, Nani also won four Premier League titles, one Champions League, one Club World Cup and two League Cups. He left the club on a permanent basis in 2015, joining Fenerbahce in Turkey after eight years in England.

Nani could come up against his former employers in his Melbourne Victory debut later this week, though, with the two sides meeting in a pre-season friendly on Friday.

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United take on Victory at Melbourne Cricket Ground in the second match of their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

Nani, who is now 35, completed his move to the three-time A-League champions on Tuesday and is already looking forward to achieving success with Tony Popovic's side.

Speaking after the transfer was confirmed, he revealed via the club's website: “I have spoken with the coach, and I know that Melbourne Victory is a club that wants to achieve success and I want to play a role in helping the team achieve that.

“From what I have seen, the fans in Melbourne are not only the best in the league but they rival the atmosphere in Europe and I’m looking forward to being a part of that on the field in a Victory shirt and playing for them this season.”

Following their friendly against United, Victory are set to begin their domestic campaign against Western United in the Australia Cup on August 3.


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