Nani remains a cult hero at Manchester United, where he spent seven successful years between 2007 and 2014.
The Portugal international won three Premier League titles during his time at Old Trafford, as well as helping the club scoop the Champions League prize in 2008.
Life at Manchester United, however, is different these days. With Sir Alex Ferguson long gone, their once famous attacking style of play has faded away too.
And Nani, who helped Sporting Lisbon draw with Arsenal in the Europa League on Thursday, believes the club has changed in three big ways.
“It’s different times you know,” Nani told Sky Sports following Sporting Lisbon’s draw with Arsenal.
“A different coach, different players, a different mentality.
“The attitude is not the same. Before, we used to sometimes not play good football but at the end we would show something no one team could do.
“The last 15 minutes was always ‘attack, attack, attack.’
“I remember the fans shouting that.
“But they still have great players, time to work on it, and a great manager.”
Meanwhile, Nani consoled Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck after the England international’s horror injury on Thursday.
The England international was stretchered off the field after appearing to break his ankle.
Nani made the admirable gesture of providing support for his former Old Trafford team-mate.
And the Portugal star hopes Welbeck can recover.
“I feel very sorry for him, he is a great person,” he said.
“A good lad and a good friend. When that kind of moment happens in the game you feel very sad.
“I don’t know what to say, I just want him to recover well and I hope it is nothing serious.
“But you can see something happened there so I wish him all the best and a very fast recovery.”