Nani

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  1. Apr 30, 2012

    mlclauhk Full Member

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    Fergie should have hauled him off for Valencia earlier when he was trying to do flicks when surrounded by three players- even though nothing had been going for him all game.
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    Cantona07 Full Member

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    Welbeck fouled by De Jong. Free kick to United. Nani steps up. Good delivery needed. Takes the free kick. Does not even pass the first defender. Phathetic.:mad:
    Is that what a player with his ability does... cant figure that one.

    And oh, we offering him a new contract.
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    Edmeiste Banned

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    what about giggs? didnt cover himself in shining glory either
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    Cina Shagawa Baby!

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    Nights like these do bring out the best in people.
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    Theon Full Member

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    Why the need? If you're gonna play 4-4-1-1 then play Rooney and Welbeck, seeing as that is there actual positions.
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    Ash_G Full Member

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    I don't think Nani was helped out by a poor Rooney offering nothing via link up, ditto Park, and whilst Jones added defensively, attackingly he just can't link up as well as Rafael can because he's not as comfortable on the ball, or as natural in terms of attacking movement, which is always gonna stifle the winger as city could double up on him.
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    rednev God Save My Gracious Queen

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    Wish we'd had a player like Bale on the pitch, to be honest.
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    gaz hacket Full Member

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    :lol:
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    Cina Shagawa Baby!

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    To be honest I just can't comprehend why he wasn't played on the left with Valencia on the right. The only reason I can think of is because he has a good record against Clichy, but surely that's not enough, surely?
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    Cantona07 Full Member

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    You mean Nani:D
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    Colin129 Death or the gladioli!

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    Oh c'mon we're not seriously blaming Nani are we?

    :rolleyes:

    Apart from the goal, where Smalling couldn't stay with whatisname because there were 2 people in the way, they never looked like scoring any more than we did.
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    DevilRed Full Member

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    Say what you want about Nani but he was probably our lone threat on the counter and the one player that actually could take on a defender and try and beat them. Thats more than could be said about the other 10 players on the pitch tonight.

    Most of the time he was draped with 2-3 players around him with no help in sight. That was the difference as to why silva, nasri and co. could always find someone to pass to and we couldn't crowd them; they committed players forwards and tried to attack. Our central midfielders were too happy to just sit slightly in front of the centre circle.
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    Cantona07 Full Member

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    Jokes aside. You would expect better from him. He is a match winner and as supporters we do expect him to perform on the big stage. He didnt.
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    Bape Full Member

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    We do, but he was on the bench.
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    I thought he was our best attacking player tonight. Our every good attack(rare) came after Nani's good work. He had his better games, but he wasn't poor at all.
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    gaz hacket Full Member

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    Nani was rubbish tonight, but so were others ;)
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    olesmyhero Emmy Moses

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    You must have missed the games in which Bale goes missing, which happens quite a bit actually.
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    gulli_G Full Member

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    rooney and nani were suffocated upfront, we only played better when Welbeck came on.
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    bosnian_red Full Member

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    Agreed, we did nothing of note in attack but every time Nani got the ball he looked capable of hurting them. That alone was more than everyone else. I thought it was pretty stupid to take him off as well, we all know that Nani is one of those players who can create something out of nothing. Would have been better taking off a defender and really going for it. Too late now though.
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    JonDahl Full Member

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    It isn't. And was fecking ages ago as well.
  21. May 10, 2012

    Walrus Oppressed White Male

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    Not sure quite why, but I have a gut feeling that Nani could be on his way out this summer if we can pick up a juicy enough fee for him. If someone came in with £35m or so for him I could see us letting him go.

    Otherwise it seems hard to justify our interest in the likes of Hazard.
  22. May 10, 2012

    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    Yeah that's why he is in new contract talks with us.
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    Walrus Oppressed White Male

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    Really? Hadn't heard that yet
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    Escobar Poster originally known as Michel04

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    Yeah, as we usually sell our best players eventhough they want to stay
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    So let's not even bother to speculate about it.
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    Walrus Oppressed White Male

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    Hmm fair enough, good to hear it too. Still reckon there will be a surprise departure this summer. Perhaps Evra...
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    Sunny Jim Full Member

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    for some reason i agree. Madrid - bound.
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    Steven Seagull Full Member

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    If Fergie says he wants a quicker, more dynamic attack next season and then goes on to sell Nani, he wants his head checking. He's brilliant and should be starting every game for us. Still think he's underrated by many on here and in general. He's got everything and is improving his creative passing all the time too.

    Be nice to see him dish a few bollockings out to Rooney at some stage
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    adam118 Full Member

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    Haven't they got two young left backs already.
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    Cina Shagawa Baby!

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    Not a chance. Sell our 2nd best player when he wants to say? We may be broke but we're not fecking daft.

    If Young is on 120k a week then Nani should be on 150k a week! Rumors are that the new contract is 130k.
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    AttackingFlair Full Member

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    He seems very loyal as well, 'Manchester United is my home' is nice to hear.
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    Escobar Poster originally known as Michel04

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    Whats wrong with you and your feelings that a top player will leave? Glass half empty?
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    Anderson8 Full Member

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    With Rooney's performances always fluctuating, would it be fair to say that Nani is our best attacking player? I think so.
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    apotheosis O'Fortuna

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    Think he is undoubtedly our most dangerous player. For me as i have said before i just don't see him as a winger, being stuck out on the touchline affects his consitency for me. I think all his strengths are much better suited to a wide forward position playing much closer to the penalty box, where he can be more of a goal threat and cause regular havoc.

    When TC and Ando played earlier in the season, they carried the ball so far forward that Nani regularly recieved the ball almost on the edge of the box, and his form in those few games was as good as i have seen it. Goals and assists galore in only a handful of games. After TC and Ando broke down, it was back to the less consistent and less effective displays because he was once again isolated on the touchline.

    If SAF sorts himself out and buys a DM to play alongside Carrick we can go 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1, and Nani will be able to play a more involved role much better suited to him imo. Then at last we will see the real Nani i believe.
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    AttackingFlair Full Member

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    Our wide players must have amazing fitness to be able to track back the way they do and still contribute a lot going forward.
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    Cold_Boy Banned

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    Ahhh.

    So this is where the papers pick this bullshit up from.
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    pocco loco

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    Personally I think Nani is our best player, but even I thought he might leave this summer. Obviously not the case, which I'm happy about. Hasn't he just recently got married too?
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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    I don't see how you can say Rooney's performances are always fluctuating and not say the same about Nani, throughout October and November he was consistently underwhelming besides one or two games.
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    Orton Ati-virus, keeps missing the n button

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    Aslong as he can stay injury free next year i reckon he will have his best ever season and finally cement his place up there with some of the best players in the world. Infact I reckon he will have a massive effect on Portugal's chances at the euros.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    I think his creativity has improved this season. Some of the passing I've seen from him, don't think he was capable of that. Also, I'm pretty sure he has got less selfish and his one-on-one finishing is actually quite good. Nearly all of his finished are well composed.

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