Robin van Persie reacts to Nani scoring backheel goal

A decade on from his Manchester United prime. Nani is still scoring wonder goals for fun.

Now playing in MLS for Orlando City, and sporting a bleached blonde ponytail, Nani looks a little different nowadays.

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And yet even at the age of 34, Nani’s quality and eye for the spectacular remains.

Nani was never the type to score simple tap-ins. Most of his United goals were spectacular. His latest goal was no different.


It was a backheel flick which had former United teammate Robin van Persie applauding.

Nani’s goal earned Orlando a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City, in their second game of the MLS season.

The former United winger signed for Orlando in 2019 after a stint at previous club Sporting in Portugal.

He played 230 games for United, scoring 40 goals, winning the Champions League and four Premier League titles.

Nani is joined in MLS by his former United teammate Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, who plays for LA Galaxy.

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