The Portuguese winger has conceded that whilst Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player, his departure has meant that other players have been given the opportunity to shine.
“It is easier for me to stand out now that Cristiano Ronaldo has left the club,” he said. “He is a fantastic player who got all the attention and deservedly so. I loved playing alongside him and we got on well together. But it is also true to say that, when he left United, it freed up space for other players to shine. When he left, I saw an opportunity to demonstrate my qualities and to show the people at United what I can do. That is exactly what I have done.”