‘Real’ Manchester United yet to be seen - Nani
Portugal winger Luis Nani has insisted the ‘real’ Manchester United is still to come following their unsettled start to the Premier League campaign, ESPN has reported.
United’s 2-1 victory over Sunderland on Saturday came after the club’s worst ever start to a Premier League season, but Nani believes the win on Wearside could be the turning point. “If we can get to our maximum for the next games, we will show the real Manchester United then,” he said.
“It was a very good win for us [at Sunderland]. We had a really good performance after being unlucky to lose a goal so early on. Phil Jones tried to block and it came off [Nemanja Vidic] and just bounced for them.
“But I think we played very well in the second half and there was good shape from everyone. We knew it was always difficult to come to Sunderland to play but we've had some very good results in this stadium as well.
“We knew we had to play better than we did in the first half and we just had to find the right moments to come back.”
David Moyes’ side now host four teams consecutively at Old Trafford, starting with Southampton immediately after the international break, who are currently fourth in the Premier League with one of the best defensive records in Europe after seven matches.
United will then entertain Real Sociedad in the Champions League, Stoke and Norwich in Manchester, hosting Arsenal in the Premier League on November 10.
Nani made just 10 appearances in the league campaign last season, scoring two goals in the process. Speculation surrounded the 26-year-old’s future over the summer due to the lack of game-time, but Nani renewed his contract in September to keep him at the club until 2018.
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