Nani reckons that he can improve a lot this season following a poor second season with the club.

“I am thinking only about this season. Forget the past. I want to be the man,” said Nani. “I think I have a lot to do to show my best, because I haven’t done that yet. I played a lot of games and did some good things but I need to improve. I want to get to the point where I have the confidence of the manager, the players and the fans.”

Nani is quick to play down any comparisons with Ronaldo, claiming that he is his own player and is improving.

“I know a lot of people compare me with Cristiano but I don’t want that because I am different,” he added. “I want to hear people speaking about Nani and not saying things like ‘look, he does that like Cristiano’. It made me a better player, training and playing with him, but I also learned from the others, from Scholes’ passing, from Giggs’ intelligent movement and from Rooney’s finishing.”