Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

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...



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

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

Comments

0
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
0
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
0
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
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Manchester United Articles

West Brom Preparing Bid for Manchester United Defender

Speculation has raised its head again suggesting that one of Manchester United`s central defenders could be leaving during this transfer window.

Former United Striker Set for Move to West Ham

A former servant of Manchester United Football Club, could be heading back to the English Premier League.

United in Forlorn Chase for Real Madrid Winger?

Lurking under the banner of being so speculative we`re pretty certain it won`t happen but you just never know, is the suggestion that Manchester United are interested in a winger.

United 1 Real Madrid 1 (United win on pens)

Over in the US, Santa Clara to be precise, Manchester United took on Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup.

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)

How Many Goals Will Lukaku Score for United this season?
Suggested By: Red Boy
5 - 10!4%
11 - 15!3%
16 - 20!12%
20 +81%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Aug 7 2017 12:00AM : Leicester City (a)
Community Shield

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.TBABA204
2.ambler3
3.alex682
4.balomoney2
5.Antlow2
6.Derichie_me1
7.wolphragm1
8.tundeowo1
9.Mohrino1
10.ForeverUnited1
Vital Football Comment