Sport Watch: Ex-Man Utd man Nani bags last-gasp winner for Orlando City
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Man Utd have an ideal Premier League alternative in mind to West Ham's impressive Declan Rice that could ultimately net a £40m saving.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are undoubtedly trending in the right direction after a series of meandering seasons post-Sir Alex Ferguson. Jadon Sancho’s imminent arrival and potential link-up with Bruno Fernandes has got fans’ pulses racing. Though by all accounts, their summer business is far from over.
Nani became a huge fan favourite during his time withbut he is now making waves across the pond, taking on the role of talisman for Orlando City.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, Oscar Pareja’s side twice had to come from behind to beat Atlanta United at the Exploria Stadium, with Nani popping up in the 87th minute to head home the winner and make it 3-2.
Josef Martinez gave the visitors the lead after just one minute, but Nani’s assist allowed Kyle Smith to level before half-time.
Just after the hour, Orlando trailed again, Marcelino Moreno this time popping up, but Silvester van der Water dragged the hosts level again with 11 minutes remaining.
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A draw looked likely, until Van der Water spotted the run of the former Red Devil, whipping in a perfect cross for Nani to head home. His eighth goal in 13 matches this season.
If you think this is good,
Simply stunning from the Captain|
— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC)
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The Red Devils boss has delivered a fitness update on a summer signing that has not figured prominently in recent training sessionsThe Red Devils are due to play host to old adversaries on Saturday and will be looking to hit the ground running in a campaign that is seeing lofty ambition laid out.