Orlando City captain, Nani, believes Manchester United stars, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba, will both be integral to Cristiano Ronaldo’s success at Old Trafford this season.
Nani, a former Manchester United player, feels Ronaldo is a huge signing for the Red Devils, but the 36-year-old’s success will rely on those already at the club helping him out.
Ronaldo rejoined Man United in the summer transfer window from Juventus.
The Portugal captain has so far scored three goals for the club this season, against Newcastle United and Young Boys in the Premier League and Champions League respectively.
“I think he [Cristiano Ronaldo] will do very well together with Bruno Fernandes, Pogba and all those stars who play for Manchester United,” Nani told AS.
“They will help him because he needs a team that could also, at this point in his career, give him a push in another direction.
“He will need energy behind him to cover him at certain moments, to defend him and to help him get the ball closer to the goal because, in those moments, he is deadly.”
He added: “I congratulated him by text message because he must be congratulated, since he is still a champion, despite everything he has achieved, the player he has become and the name he has.
“Despite all that he has done in football, he never ceases to impress, to run behind, to make people talk and to continue to prove himself.”