"Then they see me play and see skills and goals — and then in the next seasons they started to be more careful. He added: "It was very important for me inside the dressing room, with my team-mates."It showed me that now everyone knows my position, how important they think I am in the team. For me, last season was fantastic and this is a big chance to show I can do much more." United manager Alex Ferguson said: "Nani's marvellous. He's a terrific player and he's starting to mature.More than once did was the player headed for an exit, only for another unlikely chance, often born of a revival that failed to last.It is the player’s lot; a supreme talent unfulfilled not for chances squandered, but conspicuous inconsistency.Strange season this; perhaps more so for Manchester United’s Portuguese winger Luis Nani.Little more than a year ago the former Sporting player’s time at Old Trafford was drawing to a close, with United accepting a huge bid from Zenit St. The 26-year-old was out of Ferguson’s team and unwanted by the club with whom he has spent more than six years.
Then came a hamstring tear in the Reds’ defeat to Newcastle United on 7 December that has sidelined the player for three hugely frustrating months.It is the role that brought so many goals and assists just three years ago.Nani talks a good game too; one of a player who understands that his career is unlikely to progress to new heights elsewhere.Training every day with top players who want to win trophies every year is a great motivation to me.” There are few guarantees though, even when the player returns to competitive action in the coming fortnight.History suggests – despite that five-year contract – that Moyes prefers a more traditional wide-man.