Just a week or so ago I wrote on here claiming we needed to be more patient with Nani, following a string of frustrating games with the odd flash of something good. We’ve spent a lot of money on the lad and he should be given a fair run in the team before he’s out on his arse.
But unfortunately for Nani, he couldn’t just be patient and see what the manager’s plans were for him. Given the impressive start Gabriel Obertan has made, now should be the time more than ever that Nani should keep his gob shut.
“Ferguson is a very complicated man,” Nani told Portuguese newspaper ‘I’. “He’s tough. If things are all right, then they are all right. But when he thinks something is wrong, everything is screwed. He can go from complimenting you to just plain trashing you in a matter of minutes. Has it happened to me? Hell, yes! He’ll say ‘Nani, how could you miss this or this’? He shouts at players in front of everyone. No one escapes, everybody is the same. Giggs and Neville suffer most, because they have more experience. It is ‘Fuck’ here and ‘Fuck’ there.”
Nani then went on to talk about what effect his absence from the big games has had on his confidence.
“People expect more from me and it’s not easy,” he continued. “But they are also not doing what they said they were going to. I know it would be better if I scored more goals. I can have a spectacular game but nobody guarantees me I will be starting the next match. It shatters your confidence. I did not play the important matches, against Liverpool, Manchester City or Tottenham. Not playing these games, I am a bit sad. But for now I am not considering leaving.”
Is Ferguson going to sell Nani because he had a whinge in the paper? Probably not. But whilst Nani claims he is not considering leaving, it would be sensible for him to note that it isn’t really his decision, and having a little bitch in the press isn’t going to help his cause one bit!
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