With Nani making sure he distanced himself from Cristiano Ronaldo with every interview he gives, claiming that he is his own man and a different player to his International team mate, the comparisons keep arising.
Nani was scoring goals in his first season at United that Ronaldo could only compete with in his final season, if you look at the goals Nani scored against Boro and Spurs and compare them with Ronaldo’s goal against Porto.
However, Ronaldo was always given a more solid run in the team, whilst Nani has just started four games in a row for the first time in a couple of years.
Captain Neville has praised Nani today and again reminded people that he just needs time to settle.
“Nani’s performances against Hull City, Manchester City and Arsenal have been absolutely fantastic,” said Neville. “He has incredible ability, and when he performs like he did against Arsenal he is unstoppable. Players like Nani, who have such high skill levels, rely on confidence. We hope the level of performance, determination and skill he has shown in the last few games can be maintained until the end of the season because he’s a matchwinner for us. I think Nani can be anything he wants to be. People expect so much from young players, but it sometimes takes time. It took time for Cristiano Ronaldo to settle in at United as well.”