I like Nani (well the way he has performed since January, he's been great) but I don't understand why some posters (always the same ones) bitch and moan if you say anything at all other than he is absolutely brilliant.
Big deal, I said his crossing was woeful yesterday. I didn't say he played shit, nor did I say he was a shit play. People need to cop on.
By saying a lad can do better, does not mean that you are saying that he is shite. As I have specified, Nani has the potential to be one of the best players in the world. He can shoot as good as anyone, he can cross as good as anyone. By expecting more from a player because he is that good, that is a compliment and not an insult. I wouldn't come on here and say I expect Park to put in more frequent great crosses or have more frequent great long shots just for the sake of it, he simply isn't capable. Nani is capable. With Rooney, he is naturally a fantastic player. Wanting a naturally fantastic player to be more consistent during games is not an insult.
For example, Nani had a great goal and a super cross yesterday. That was what he did productively, whilst being a constant threat. Say for example he scored and assisted those goals in the first 5 minutes and did nothing else productively for the next 85 minutes, would people still say "well he set up a goal and scored a great one, so he was brilliant?"
The point is that Nani has that much potential that he produce more with the time & space that he has on the ball. He has that much talent. Is it wrong to say that I think he could put in these great crosses more often than he does? He obviously has the ability, so why not expect it? One or two per game can easily be upped to five or six considering the amount of chances he gets to put them in. Those whipped crosses he can put in are fantastic, the Fletcher goal v Everton springs to mind. Those types of crosses are perfect. You don't need to be big or great in the air to score. They are practically impossible to defend. He can do that all the time, he is that good.
Now how posting something like this makes me a Nani hater is beyond my comprehension. I have never hated or disliked any United player, apart from maybe Andy Goram.