Nani admits he felt he wasn’t liked by his Manchester United team-mates during his early years at Old Trafford.
The talented winger arrived at United as a fresh-faced youngster from Sporting Lisbon in 2007.
But the Portugal international realized the club’s veterans were only pushing him to realize his potential.
“It was so important for me to have Giggs, Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, because they were there every time, pushing me and saying things to me. I was not understanding what they were doing. I thought they didn’t like me,” Nani said on the UTD Podcast.
“They would just, every time, go mad at me because things didn’t go well but they saw a lot of potential in me in training and were believing a lot in me. After two or three years, I started realizing a lot. It’s one thing to listen but you try to do what they say.”
He added: “Like I said, we fought, we disagreed on the field but it was the strongest team I’ve been in.
“We knew the times to play together, to respect each other. When we had to enjoy it together as well.
“We used to do celebrations because we never had a day off, our boss was a very hard person. At Christmas or someone’s birthday, or Manchester United Foundation galas, they were our opportunities to be together, drink a beer, and sing.
“I remember a great moment at a Christmas party where I remember Scholes singing, drinking his beer. Then I had to sing as well and improvise something.
“I think sometimes I can rap a little bit and Rio was pushing me a lot to do that. I was doing it in English, so imagine that. My English is horrible! They were laughing a lot, so it was a great moment.”