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Nani Surprised Us And Himself

Nani Surprised Us And Himself

Nani revealed he had been sure that Fergie would blend him in later - his quick rise and development surprised even himself!

As many of you might remember, I was not a great worshipper of Nani before we signed him but so far he's forcing me to eat humble pie and if things will go on, it'll have to be carried here by trucks.

He scored two wonderful goals against Spurs and Boro respectively and apparently getting to understand his teammates and the way of our play better and better. He could be a huge asset this season, something I never expected - neither did he, mind you.

'I must confess, I was never expecting to be in the first-team so soon,' he said

'I was well aware of the quality of my team-mates and I knew I would have to work very hard to break into the first XI.

'But things have happened very quickly for me and I was lucky enough to get a chance to show the manager what I can do.'


Part of the reasons behind this early rise is of course injuries to Rooney and Saha and the suspension of Ronaldo. The other factor is the ageing of Ryan Giggs who is obviously protected by Fergie to be able to play effectively in the latter stages of the season where his experience and sheer quality can be vitally important.

Nani's tactical discipline is not his strongest point yet but demonstrating more of it than I would have ever expected. But he won't stop his famous goal celebrations despite Fergie's clear statement that he does not like it.

'I have been doing it every since I was 14 and I love it.

'I started the celebration because, at the time, I was practising a Brazilian dance called a capoeira - a cross between martial arts and gymnastics. I am glad people enjoy watching it.'


Of course we enjoy it as it comes after a United goal...

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Writer:Zae
Date:Tuesday October 30 2007
Time: 9:50AM

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Nowhere near as skilled and fast as Ronaldo but has more footballing intelligence. Would be worth a try giving him the free-kicks as let's be honest, Ronaldo is rubbish at taking them. Invariably blasts way over the bar or into the wall.
midlothian99
30/10/2007 13:32:00
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i think he is still settling down and i really dont think you have seen the best of him yet wait until next season he will be a great player
muffdaddy1983
31/10/2007 11:50:00
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i personally think sportings jao moutinho is a better player though, also quaresma is of the same if not better quality but is older
hoopymo
01/11/2007 01:47:00
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