Former Manchester United winger Nani has revealed Renato Sanches did turn down a move to Old Trafford in favour of a move to Bayern Munich.
Sanches has shown glimpses of his immense talent at Euro 2016 with Portugal, and his international team-mate has revealed that the wonderkid did have the opportunity to link up with Jose Mourinho this summer.
“Renato would have been a great signing for Man United. I have no doubts,” Nani said.
“But he had a choice – and the choice he made was Bayern Munich.
“I hope he has made a good choice and that he is happy in his career, but I think United will now know what a big player they have missed.
Manchester United fans feel that their failure to sign Sanches could come back to “haunt” them, while Nani believes he has all the attributes to be an accomplished star in the future.
He added: “Renato is a very confident player. He is very young, but he already has a great personality for the game. He isn’t scared to play in the big games and he isn’t scared to show his qualities against any opponent.
“It is good to see another young player want to be a star and to achieve his dreams. You must be like that. You can’t be afraid of anything – and he isn’t.”