3 stars nani anderson ronaldoJune 1, 2007
Manchester United assistant boss Carlos Queiroz says new arrivals Nani and Anderson can match Cristiano Ronaldo’s impact at Old Trafford. Queiroz played a large part in negotiations for Anderson and Nani, 20, as he and chief executive David Gill spent a frantic day in Portugal on Wednesday.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s No 2 believes the two new forwards will prove as successful at Old Trafford as Ronaldo.
Queiroz said: “Obviously we believe we are talking about two huge talents who will contribute greatly to the renovation we are undertaking in Manchester.
“Remember that the team only has four players in their thirties – Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.
“These signings are the fruit of a long and detailed tracking of both players, as well as others who were considered. The key was that they both fit the profile we want – young, talented and with enormous potential.
“It is really worth just stopping and imagining what an attack formed by Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Anderson could do. They are players who blend creativity and magic into football.
“We are in a continuous process of renovation and these purchases are part of this process, with the aim of building a team for the next decade.
“We’re going to do with Nani and Anderson what we did with Cristiano Ronaldo.”