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Moyes: We need Nani to show his talent more often

Whilst patience with Nani is something that ran out a long time ago for some United fans, I’m definitely still in his corner and hope that we one day get to see him playing consistently well in our shirt. In 2010-2011 he was voted our best player by his team mates, thanks to the brilliant performances he put in mainly on the right wing.

Since then, injuries, lack of confidence and limited playing time from Sir Alex Ferguson has contributed to poor form.

Our former manager was ready to sell him this summer but retired before he got the chance to do so. David Moyes had a different opinion on Nani though and offered him a new deal to stay at the club long-term.

We haven’t seen the best of Nani this season, or anything like it in fact, and he was even booed off by our fans in a recent game against Stoke. But he looked better against Bayer Leverkusen midweek, the current 2nd best side in Germany, and Moyes is hoping we get to see more of the same from him going forward.

“I think what I’ve seen from Nani is someone who is a talented player, a Portuguese international, and I hope we can try to get him to show that more often,” explained Moyes. “I thought there were moments when he ran the ball well for us in midweek and he scored a really good goal at the end. We’re trying to give him the feeling that he is important and I think it’s something he himself needs – to get back to that consistency which gives him the reason to say: ‘I’m the man. I can do that job regularly’. Look, what I’ve found is he works hard enough at his game. He is happy to do all the leg work and the biggest thing is he has brilliant ability to score. His shooting with both feet is almost as good as anybody I’ve ever seen. He’s incredibly talented with his skills and ability. We need to get him to show that more often.”



  1. UnitedFaithful says:

    Happy Matchday Reds.Hope we get the business done today.

  2. UnitedFaithful says:

    Think Moyes will go for Rafa and TonyV on right wing.Valencia had a good game against leverkusen.Still not back to his best though.He and Rafa working in tandem could do the trick.

  3. martin the nairobian says:

    Kaagawa in the hole links midfield and attack brilliantly.we also create more goalscoring opportunities.
    Rooney has been the best player for us in most of the games.scoring and assisting lots of goals.unfortunately when playing in the hole rooney hasn’t been able to link the midfield and attack as well as kagawa has the few times he’s been given the chance.
    For me kagawa has to play centrally .on the left is a waste of his talents.whether in the hole or behind rvp and rooney.
    Another solution would be to convert rooney into a ronaldo type forward.cutting in from the left and having the freedom to roam all over the added advantage is rooney has the lungs to cover evra sufficiently unlike ronaldo.whether moyes would be willing to entertain such an idea or rooney himself accepting to play from the left is the big question.
    I wanna be able to enjoy us play again.we haven’t had consistent run of breathtaking performances since the early season form of 2011/12.all we do nowadays is get the result.
    Kagawa rooney rvp januzaj and nani are crucial if we want to get back to our tantalizing attacking displays throughout the game and not hanging on to one goal leads after 60minutes.
    Nani/januzaj ..kagawa..rooney
    Valencia as a back up for rafael and nani/januzaj when protecting a lead.welbeck can come in for rooney/kagawa and chicha for RVP.

  4. TopRed123 says:

    “Agent fees are a sickness in football something Sir Alex always had a issue with and imo the reason Utd missed out on some players”

    Jorge Mendez likes this!

    What is gained from spending some 5-7 million less on agent fees during a year when that directly leads to us missing out on several quality players? I don’t like agents but surely we can afford to pay that extra 5 million a year? Or are we holding on for the moral cup victory this year? Guess those dodgy deals with Mendez don’t count then…

  5. samuel - united WE stand says:

    I said it and will repeat it.. Fellaini does not have the attributes required at united, he was never needed and I said that even before he joined.. My analysis of him has been based on his 5years at everton. Giving him the season is fair enough but I don’t think settling in is the issue or even the wrist.. He just hasn’t got the tools required at united.

  6. Marko Maric says:

    I would swoop Rooney for Lukaku

  7. Tommy says:


    Your totally missing the point, I am not against foregin support one bit, what I am against though is games which a. are stupid for fans attending and b. effect the atmosphere of matches, todays game will resemble a funeral with the attmosphere and people moan English football has no atmosphere blame the early kick offs for that!

  8. Tommy says:

    Starting XI: de Gea; Smalling, Vidic, Evans, Evra; Cleverley, Jones; Welbeck, Kagawa, Valencia; Rooney

    Bench: Lindegaard, Rafael, Nani, Young, Hernandez, Fellaini, Anderson


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