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Nani defends ex-Man Utd pal Ronaldo from Portuguese critics

Manchester United ace Nani has defended Portugal teammate Cristiano Ronaldo from Euros criticism.

Nani has defended Ronaldo and insisted his Portugal team-mate has "nothing to worry about" despite widespread criticism of the Real Madrid forward's performance against Denmark on Wednesday.

"He's OK, he's happy we won the game. Nothing to worry about," Nani said of his former Manchester United teammate. "In the game, everyone misses opportunities. He had a great opportunity to score, he didn't score, but we still have the next game. Maybe next game he can decide the game for us.

"We need everyone on his best because Cristiano doesn't play alone and we have fantastic players on this team. Of course, he's very important for us. [But] he's all right. He's training very well, his contribution for the team is fant … is quite good. He defends, he attacks, he didn't score from the opportunity he had but I'm 100% sure he's going to help the team and that everybody who plays will do the same."

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