Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

United - Knocking Nani!

United - Knocking Nani!

To retain a sense of balance when it comes to forthright opinion is something that is very hard to do!

If we return to the epic battle with Liverpool on Sunday, you`ll no doubt recall that Sir Alex Ferguson was of the firm opinion that Fernando Torres made a meal of the two challenges that resulted in Steven Gerrard scoring, firstly, from the penalty spot and then, secondly, from a free kick, to draw Liverpool level at 2-2.

Now Sir Alex may believe he had a point, however, if we are to consider fairness in our game then perhaps we should direct his eyes in the direction of our Portuguese flyer, Nani.

Now normally, I`d get quite irate to open the pages of a leading tabloid and reading about one of their more esteemed hacks having a pop at one of our players, but this time, sticking with my balanced opinion theory, I don`t feel inclined to do so.

The referenced journalist stated that he was appalled at the antics of Nani and how the tricky winger made a meal of the slightest infringement involving him, introducing a level of theatrics not seen at Old Trafford since the days of Cristiano Ronaldo. He further went on to make the point that Ronaldo was often forgiven as he was capable of some sublime moments that left us all breathless.

Nani, has the potential to do something similar to Ronaldo, but his game, his profile and his acceptance by football supporters in general would increase dramatically if he towed the line and didn`t resort to such theatrics every time there is any sort of bodily contact.

Perhaps, and I mean this in the nicest possible way, Sir Alex might just want to tell young Nani the Cry Wolf fable, because, at this moment in time, it seems quite apt!

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Man United on: facebook

Vital Man United on: twitter

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Red Boy
Date:Wednesday September 22 2010
Time: 4:36PM

Comments

0
Even Torres was embarrassed for him!! ;)
Zbam
22/09/2010 17:17:00
0
Indeed. Fair play to United for the deserved win and Berbatov's epic goal(s) (nobody calls him Berbaflop anymore I presume?) but Nani oh my oh my... For a hilarious take on his theatrics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h-fWau5LpQ
BlueBanes
22/09/2010 19:17:00
0
It needs to stop. Though i've got a feeling even if he cut it out from his game now and went on to hit 43 this season people will still refer to this game and brand him a diver.
TheFamousNo7
23/09/2010 11:01:00
0
and who's fault will that be - his and his alone!
Red Boy
23/09/2010 20:23:00
0
he's just a feckin diver and he should be banned!
Al Billy
23/09/2010 20:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Fellaini Charged by the Football Association

And faces a three-match ban for his sins.

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis to Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will United Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Sorry Louis, We`re Not Buying It!

Sometime today, or quite possibly tomorrow, we`re expecting Marouane Fellaini to be charged by the Football Association.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Leicester City (h)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea9%
Valencia0%
Smalling3%
Blind3%
Rojo0%
Carrick3%
Lingard0%
Fellaini3%
Rooney10%
Martial60%
Rashford3%
Mata0%
Herrera3%
Depay3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 10 2016 7:45PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2016 5:30PM : Crystal Palace (a)
FA Cup