Nani might be a better beatboxer than footballer

Manchester United fans never saw this side of his game.

Nani playing for Portugal.
Mr Nani Sure knows how to rap.

There can be no doubting the role Nani played in Portugal’s Euro 2016 success, but the ex-Manchester United man may have missed out on his true calling… as a beatboxer.

Nani finished the tournament with three goals – the same tally as captain Cristiano Ronaldo – and also featured in the team of the tournament.

So it was not a massive surprise to see him front-and-centre for Portugal’s post-tournament celebrations in Lisbon this week.

Driven through the streets of the city on an open-top bus, Fernando Santos’ triumphant team were then presented to the public on a specially constructed stage in Pombal Square.

It was there that Nani took centre stage with an incredible blast of vocal percussion that even had Ronaldo dancing – hang on, isn’t he supposed to be injured?

The incident showed a very different side to Nani, a midfielder who had previously delighted and frustrated in equal measure for Manchester United.

United fans may well have warmed to him a little more, however, if he had unleashed this kind of beatboxing brilliance on their collective behinds.

It certainly would have made the brief reign of David Moyes as manager a little more palatable for all concerned.

And if his big-money move to La Liga sleep giants Valencia doesn’t work out, at least Nani knows he has something to fall back on.

Which is more than can be said for fellow former Red Devils and Portugal prospect Bebe.

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Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.

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