Nani had a good debut season for Manchester United, showing us glimpses of his great talent with his goals against Spurs and Boro, as well as getting on the scoresheet against Liverpool and Arsenal. In Moscow, he took and scored one of our penalties when we were in sudden death, helping us to claim our European crown.

This season has been a let down since then though, with Nani not impressing us as much as we would like. To be fair to him, he hasn’t been given much time on the field, with competition with Ji-Sung Park for his place, with the South Korean spending most of last season out injured. However, when he has been given his chance, he’s failed to wow us.

Nani has today acknowledged that he is keen to improve and hopes the manager gives him the opportunity to do so.

“Last season was good. I was pleased with my games and my contribution to the team,” said Nani. “This season I hoped it would be better. When I get my chances my aim is to do better than I did at the start of the season. I want to play more. I would like to play more times but it hasn’t been the same as last season. I feel good when I try to do my best to help the team. In some games I have done well but others I haven’t done so well, but this is football. Your fitness when you don’t play every week suffers. But I am training good and keep preparing for the next match and hope to play. My focus is always doing well for the team. If I do that then everything will be going well for me. I am still confident. It is difficult when you play one game and then are out for two matches. You want to stay in for a run of matches. You really need three, four or five matches for your confidence to build and your fitness to be right. You can do anything when your confidence is high.”




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