Thursday 30 October 2014

Stars of Group G



How good do you have to be to displace Dani Alves from the Brazil right-back role and Javier Zanetti from the same position at Inter? The answer is this 28-year-old. Jose Mourinho's Champions League hero perfectly encapsulates Dunga's philosophy - can defend as well as he attacks.


After Drogba and Kalou, the boy with the Brazilian nickname is the lesser known of the three-pronged attack. But he has the speed and the right foot to cause real problems on the flank. Harry Redknapp and Arsène Wenger are known to be interested. It won?t be long before the world understands why.


No other player has ever got away with calling Sir Alex Ferguson 'a very complicated man,' while questioning his hardline style. But Nani showed he was worth the forgiveness with a fine end of the season for United. Maybe he doesn't have Ronaldo's skill. But Nani is quick, has great footwork and could be terrifying in tandem.

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