Former Manchester United winger Nani is backing former Sporting CP teammate Bruno Fernandes to be a success in England.
Fernandes is a United target and was filmed by CMTV leaving Sporting’s training ground to finalise a move away after holding transfer talks.
Nani used to be Sporting captain before the armband was handed to Fernandes.
He told A Bola: “I often said to him, ‘you with the strength you have, if you train a little more you will explode and drive the English crazy.
“England is where he will shine, it’s the league where the players get the ball in after every shot, there are spectacular goals.”
On the United target being appointed skipper, Nani added: “It was very well delivered.
“We kept talking, with me wishing him good luck before the games and him responding by thanking.
“When I left he thanked me for the tips I gave him while I was there. If this kind of news or rumours came out, it can only be from someone who is trying to burn people’s image.
“There are a lot of envious people, they can’t see good news about certain players and that frustrates others.”