The Portuguese midfielder finished last term with 10 goals and 20 assists and whilst he faces a big task in toppling those figures he is more than capable if he can continue with the fine form he showed last season as well as during pre season.
Speaking to Inside United, Nani stated:
“Last year was my best year, definitely my most consistent season, now I hope this is my year. I will do my best.
“If I am fit for every game, I am 100 per cent sure I will do my best and will do well for my team.
“This is a big chance to show I can do much more, that I’m a good player with a very strong mentality. I always work hard to be successful and help my team to win titles.”
Last week Sir Alex claimed that Nani was indeed bought to replace Cristiano Ronaldo and whilst last season he showed Ronaldo – esqe flashes with brilliant goals assists and general play but it is a comparison that he has grown weary of,
“For five years, every time the question is the same. It’s all about Ronaldo. You have to be him. Are you doing the same? Do you think you can do it now?
“Always when I do something good it’s the same. When I do OK, it’s nothing. When I do something very good, they come with this question about him. But it’s OK. It doesn’t change anything in me.
“This is my fifth year here and people know what I can do. Sometimes I play a nice game, sometimes I play not such a fantastic game, but I think everyone knows me and what I can do.
“Maybe my form has to be more consistent and my performances in the past should be like that.
“Now I’m in this position I’m more confident, more consistent. I can do for 90 minutes what in the past I just did for 45, and that’s the most important thing.”