Fenerbahce star Luis Nani has backed his former Manchester Untied teammate Wayne Rooney following sections of the media criticising Roy Hodgson’s decision to give the experienced striker a prominent role in the side.
Nani was quoted by Goal as saying: “I played with him for many years so I know what Wayne can do on the pitch.”
“I saw him ply on the left wing, the right wing, striker. I saw him a little bit more down in midfield. I am not surprised to see him more in midfield.
“He has a lot of qualities. It is different to midfield than to play striker but of course he is a great player and any time he can do something great for England.”
Nani played alongside Rooney at United and won four Premier League titles, the Champions League and World Club Cup during his time at the club.
Rooney is currently on international duty with England while Nani will feature for Portugal in Euro 2016 after making the 23-man squad.
Nani left United last summer joining Fenerbahce on a three-year deal but he has been linked with a return to his former club.
United are reported to have agreed personal terms with Nani according to one of Turkey’s largest media outlets DHA.
Nani has an €8 million release clause for clubs from the Premier League and La Liga but it would mean United