UK time is: 00:12:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Nani's Language Skills Are Very Important

Is it surprising that a 21-year-old Portuguese footballer does not speak English? Not in the slightest. Is it surprising that as a consequence he finds it difficult to settle into an English team? Again, not in the slightest.

Therefore, it's no surprise that Nani is feeling more comfortable with every day passing as his English is improving.

"I think it is also important for me that my English is getting better,' he said.

'I am trying to learn about my team-mates, to speak and joke with them.'

'I feel that as my English has improved I have become more confident.

'Last season I hardly spoke any English but I am trying now to take part in the jokes."


I very much hope that he's talented in languages; perhaps that will allow him to find some consistency as it's rather infuriating that two excellent performances are usually followed by two abysmal ones in his case.

And his improvement is important as we could lose Ronaldo next season, Giggs is getting older and Park's natural talents are rather limited. Lack of width was a problem this season, and especially when neither Ronaldo nor Nani played or when both were on the pitch but they failed to act as wingers and constantly drifted inside for more action.

So, I hope that Nani's English teacher is up to the job!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 3 2008

Time: 5:12PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
thats good because when nani was unveiled as a united player at carrington last year he hardly spoke a word of english and had 2 do it through a translater but its good his language skills are improving so are his skills on the pitch i hope he has a massive part in united's squad this season
matth01
Report Abuse
03/11/2008 17:50:00

haha thats fantastic! Good to see he's actually TRYING
ForeverUnited
Report Abuse
03/11/2008 22:04:00

important skill to have playing in the EPL good luck to him.
ArabianKnight
Report Abuse
03/11/2008 23:23:00

If he had waited another year, they would not have given him a Work Permit. :) Learn it. fella. How else are you going to justify to the refree your blatant dives?
JT_daniel
Report Abuse
04/11/2008 06:45:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Zaha Set For Permanent Palace Move! (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Fletcher Move Stalls! (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Rafael Could Be Back! (Wednesday January 28 2015)

A Nice Little Nice Earner (Tuesday January 27 2015)

United - Beware Real Cash Splash! (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Valdes Makes United Debut (Tuesday January 27 2015)

United on the TV (Monday January 26 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 0 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 0 - 1 Southampton
Stoke 1 - 1 Man Utd
Spurs 0 - 0 Man Utd
Man Utd 3 - 1 Newcastle
Aston Villa 1 - 1 Man Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 22 16 4 2 32 52
2. Man City 22 14 5 3 23 47
3. Southampton 22 13 3 6 21 42
4. Man Utd 22 11 7 4 15 40
5. Arsenal 22 11 6 5 14 39
6. Spurs 22 11 4 7 2 37
7. West Ham 22 10 6 6 10 36

Breaking League News

Who R Ya - Stoke City
Q.P.R. : 28/01/2015 19:27:00
The Men in Black - Stoke City v QPR
Q.P.R. : 28/01/2015 19:06:00
Mutch Palace Bound?
Q.P.R. : 28/01/2015 18:47:00
Hamburg Confirm Newcastle Striker Interest
Newcastle : 28/01/2015 18:15:00
Roberts Signs First Pro Deal
Newcastle : 28/01/2015 18:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Cambridge (a) FA Cup
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 21%
Valencia 5%
Joness 1%
Rojo 14%
Blind 0%
Carrick 0%
Januzaj 44%
Fellaini 5%
Di Maria 3%
Wilson 0%
Falcao 3%
Herrera 1%
Van Persie 0%
Shaw 3%