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Meet the only 4 players who have played for Man Utd and Sporting Lisbon

Highlights:

° The Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon transfer relationship.

° Four Players who have played for both teams (Past and Present).

Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon’s relationship is quite a unique one, there are a few players who share the unique experience of playing for Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon.

These unique threads woven by players who have traversed different continents, leagues, and cultures to play for these two giants make football a great sport worth watching. In this blog post, we delve into the stories of the only 4 players in history to make that move in the history of football. Just sit tight as we unveil the unique story in no time.

4. Marcos Rojo:

Former Manchester United center defender Marcos Rojo has the privilege to enjoy this great fate in his career. He is one of the 4 players in history to have played for both Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon. Marcos Rojo

In 2012, Marcos Rojo was signed by Sporting Lisbon, and in just two years of his stay, he was noticed by Man United due to his mastery at that time. He signed for the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon in 2014. Rojo

The Argentina center defender won 4 trophies at Manchester United. These include the FA Cup in the 2015/2016 season and the FA Community Shield, EFL Cup, and UEFA Europa League in the 2016/2017 season. He left Manchester United after falling out of favor in 2020, he went on a season-long loan before he finally made a permanent move away from the Red Devils in 2021.

FAQs About Marcos Rojo:

How old is Marcos Rojo?

Marcos Rojo was born on the 20th of March 1990.

How many trophies did Marcos Rojo win at Manchester United?

° Marcos Rojo won 4 trophies during his spell at Old Trafford.

3. Nani:

Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha, widely known as Nani is one of the many players from Portugal who has played for both Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon. Nani

Just like his countryman Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani made a switch from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United in 2007. The Portuguese winger won the hearts I fans at Old Trafford and also won a good amount of trophies with the Red Devils before he left in 2015. He scored 40 goals in 230 games between 2007 and 2015. Nani

Nani won four Premier League trophies and the UEFA Champions League at Man Utd.

FAQs About Nani:

How old is Nani?

° Nani was born on November 17, 1986.

How many goals did Nani score at Manchester United?

° Nani scored 40 goals in 230 games for the Red Devils.

How many trophies did Nani win at Man United?

° Nani won 12 trophies at Manchester United including four Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo:

Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly, the most illustrious name on this list. The Portuguese wrote his name in the hearts of Manchester United fans with his skills and exciting style of play. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo started his illustrious at Sporting Lisbon before he caught the eye of legendary manager Sir Alex in a pre-season tour in 2003. He signed for Manchester United in the summer of 2003 and he became the first Sporting Lisbon player to play for Man United.
Ronaldo
His time at Old Trafford was electrifying winning the Premier League 3 times and the UEFA Champions League including the Ballon d’Or. He returned to Man Utd in 2021 after leaving for Real Madrid in 2009.

FAQs About Cristiano Ronaldo:

How old is Cristiano Ronaldo?

° Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985.

How many kids does Cristiano Ronaldo have?

° Cristiano Ronaldo has 5 kids.

How many trophies did Cristiano Ronaldo win at Manchester United?

° Cristiano Ronaldo won 9 trophies at Manchester United including the UEFA Champions League and the English Premier League.

How many goals did Cristiano Ronaldo score in the Premier League?

° Cristiano Ronaldo scored 103 goals in 236 games in the English Premier League.

How many goals did Cristiano Ronaldo score for Man United in all competitions?

° Cristiano Ronaldo scored 145 goals in 346 games for Manchester United in all competitions.

How many seasons did Cristiano Ronaldo spend at Manchester United before leaving for Real Madrid?

° Cristiano Ronaldo spent 6 seasons at Manchester United before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009.

Did Cristiano Ronaldo win the Ballon d’Or as a Manchester United player?

° Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or after winning the UEFA Champions League in 2008.

1. Bruno Fernandes:

The last on our list is the Portuguese magnifico. Bruno Fernandes joined Sporting Lisbon in 2017 from Sampdoria. After his standout performances with Sporting Lisbon eventually signed for Manchester United in January 2020, making him the 4th and last player on this list of players who have played for both Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon.Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes is currently pulling waves at Old Trafford with his exciting performance which has also earned him the club Captain.

FAQs About Bruno Fernandes:

How many trophies has Bruno Fernandes won at Manchester United?

° Bruno Fernandes has just one trophy at Manchester United.

How many goals has Bruno Fernandes scored at Manchester United?

Bruno has scored 71 goals in 216 games for Manchester United presently.

How old is Bruno Fernandes?

° Bruno Fernandes was born on September 8, 1994.

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