Former Manchester United star Luis Nani shows off ripped physique in incredible body transformation

Former Manchester United star Luis Nani has shown off his ripped physique in an incredible body transformation, aged 33.

The Orlando City star has clearly been hitting the weights during lockdown, with the MLS season not set to return until July 8th.

But ahead of the condensed mini-tournament, Nani enjoyed a relaxing day off in Orlando, showing off his ridiculous six-pack.

The Portuguese star — who has also played for Sporting Lisbon, Valencia and Lazio during his career — left fans’ jaws on the floor on Monday evening.

Nani posted a picture of himself standing on a rock wearing just a pair of shorts.

As well as his rock-hard abs, the formerly slender Manchester United winger — who spent eight years at Old Trafford — flexed his arms to reveal his bulging biceps.

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Nani shared the snap on Instagram, captioned: “Day off vibes #MLSisBack #OrlandoCity #dayoff #relax”.

And supporters couldn’t get over the remarkable transformation.

Singer Nelson Freitas replied: “Give me some of those abs man.”

Former Portugal teammate Yannick Djalo said: “Pooowwww! The man with the most muscle since he was a kid and with the most ABS in the world.”

Another follower even joked: “Stomach looking photoshopped but it ain’t smh.”

Nani has just over a week to keep working on his new body before the MLS season returns at Disney World — conveniently for him, in Orlando.

The 2020 campaign is set to return with a 54-game tournament having got through just two rounds of fixtures before lockdown was enforced.

And now Disney World has been deemed the best location to keep players safe, despite it already being agreed the NBA would finish their season at the Florida resort.

All 26 teams from both the Eastern and Western Conference will descend on Orlando for the shortened competition.

This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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‘Incredible recovery of man aged over 100’

Aba Tilahun in hospital

The recovery from coronavirus of an Ethiopian man who is believed to be at least 100 years old was “incredible”, one of the doctors who treated him told the BBC.

Aba Tilahun Woldemichael’s family says he is 114, which would make him the world’s oldest man, but there is no birth certificate to confirm his age.

The centenarian is now being looked after at home by his grandson.

Aba Tilahun tested positive for the virus when a random screening process took place in his neighbourhood in the capital, Addis Ababa, and was admitted to hospital before the symptoms showed, Dr Hiluf Abate told the BBC’s Newsday programme.

This allowed the medical team to be pro-active with its treatment and closely monitor the old man, he added.

"It's really incredible that he survived being so old and we are happy that he has been discharged"", Source: Dr Hiluf Abate, Source description: Yeka Kotebe hospital, Image: Dr Hanif
“It’s really incredible that he survived being so old and we are happy that he has been discharged””, Source: Dr Hiluf Abate, Source description: Yeka Kotebe hospital, Image: Dr Hanif

Within four days of his admission to the severe coronavirus ward in Yeka Kotebe hospital, Aba Tilahun’s condition deteriorated as the virus took hold and he was put on oxygen, Dr Hiluf said.

In all he spent 14 days at the hospital, and was treated with oxygen for more than a week.

Ethiopia, which has strict coronavirus restrictions, has recorded more than 5,000 confirmed cases and 81 deaths.

Tumultuous times

Although Yeka Kotebe cannot confirm that its patient is 114 years old, the medical team says that he is definitely older than 100 and has estimated that he is 109.

In his youth, he moved to Addis Ababa from southern Ethiopia when he was young and has lived through tumultuous times in his country.

He witnessed the Italian occupation between 1935 and 1941, the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie in 1974, the collapse of the Marxist Derg regime in 1991 and now he has survived Covid-19.

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For years he has lived a simple life as a monk with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. “Aba” is a title meaning “Father”.

But when he was younger he worked as an electrician, house painter and general handyman, his 24-year-old grandson Binyam Lulseged Tilahun told the BBC.

Aba Tilahun's grandson, seen here with his grandfather several years ago, is now looking after him at home
Aba Tilahun’s grandson, seen here with his grandfather several years ago, is now looking after him at home

His grandfather was doing well and looked healthy despite his age, however the after-effects of the virus had weakened his voice, Mr Binyam added.

In order to curb the spread of coronavirus, Ethiopia introduced a state of emergency in April that closed schools and playgrounds, banned large gatherings and sporting events, and reduced passenger numbers on public transport. But businesses have remained open.

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Meanwhile at Anfield … incredible reaction as Liverpool wins EPL title

Long-serving and long-suffering Liverpool great Steven Gerrard declared “let the party begin” — and begin it has.

The Reds are champions of England for the first time in three decades and players and supporters are letting loose.

Liverpool was in an impregnable position when COVID-19 forced the season to be suspended but were never in doubt once the EPL was back up and running.

A win on Thursday against Crystal Palace — their 28th from 31 games — created a 23-point advantage over Manchester City with seven games remaining.

City needed a win on Friday morning to extend the race to next Friday’s clash between the two top teams, but fell 2-1 to Chelsea to hand over the crown.

Liverpool’s players and staff are being housed in a bubble as the league attempts to finish amid coronavirus restrictions but watched the City-Chelsea game together in jubilation.

“I have no words,” manager Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports. “It is unbelievable, much more than I thought was possible. Becoming champions with this club is absolutely incredible.

“The Manchester City game was really tense, I didn’t want to be involved. It was intense but it is incredible from my players. What they have done over the last few years is exceptional and it’s a pure joy for me to coach them.”

An emotional Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson added: “Amazing. I didn’t want to talk about it until this moment so it’s amazing to finally get over the line. I’m so happy for all the boys, the fans, the whole club, the city. I’m a little bit overwhelmed right now, it’s an amazing feeling and I’m just so proud of what we’ve achieved.”

A group of supporters gathered outside the club’s stadium at Anfield.

Henderson was ecstatic and credited Klopp for transforming the club. “To be honest, I’m lost for words at the minute. It hasn’t really sunk in. You never really think of this end moment, you’re just always concentrating on each game and then when this moment comes, I can’t really describe it,” Henderson told Sky Sports.

“I said after the Champions League final that it wouldn’t be possible to do it without the manager and it’s the same with this title. Everything from when he came in, and that’s no disrespect to the managers before him or who I’ve worked with before, because we have come close but I felt from day one, he came in the door and he just changed everything.

“Everybody followed him and we all did what he said, followed him and believed him and so far, it’s been pretty special. It’s been an amazing journey and I hope we can just continue in this, stay hungry, keep wanting more and just keep following him.”

Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports it was just the start. “This Liverpool team now will want to emulate what Manchester City have done and retain the title for sure,” he said. “I don’t think one title will be enough for Jurgen Klopp and this team with the energy they have.

“Ninety-seven points last season and winning the Champions League, you wondered how hard it would be winning the title this season, but they have absolute ran away with it. It’s great to get Liverpool back on their perch.”

Sir Kenny Dalglish, who guided Liverpool to their previous title triumph in 1990, also hailed Klopp’s impact since arriving at Anfield.

“I think back then if you’d have said it would take 30 years you’d have been arrested and sectioned, but sometimes things happen,” he said.

“The last two years since Jurgen came in, it has been very, very positive all the way. He’s been fantastic and he epitomises everything that Liverpool stands for. He respects everyone at the club.

“It’s not just a one-off as last year they came within a point of it and won the European Cup and a World Club Cup too, so onwards and upwards and I think there will be plenty more days to look forward to as long as Jurgen is there.

“It takes a fantastic dressing room to win things. You don’t win anything with division, it takes solidarity, and Liverpool from top to bottom have been together.”

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