The footballing world knows the kind of talent which Nani is capable of producing, but why does he fail to deliver week-in, week-out?

Luis Nani is known for his quick feet, silky skills and long-range efforts on goal, which when on top form makes him a quality addition to the Manchester United squad, which unfortunately for them, is all too rare.

On his day, Nani can terrorise defenders with his quick dribbling skills, which therefore entertains supporters and gets them on the edge of their seats waiting for his next trick or superb strike. 

In my opinion, the Portuguese winger fails to deliver on too many occasions for the Red Devils, which has forced fans to become frustrated and annoyed at the obviously talented winger. 

Is he trying to be somebody he isn't or is he trying too hard?

Within his first couple of years at Old Trafford he lived in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo, which saw his goalscoring and dribbling abilities somewhat 'average' as compared to his Portuguese team-mate. 

After Ronaldo's departure in 2009, Nani was able to feature more and thus show off his true ability.

Over the next two-to-three seasons Nani scored over 25 goals for Sir Alex Ferguson's side, not a bad return for a wide midfielder.

Nani's 2012/13 campaign was a more frustrating season for the winger, where he scored a mere four goals in 17 games in the Premier League. 

Although stating that his 'confidence was high' his consistency wasn't up to the demanding level of a fixture packed season. 

His red card in the Champions League second-leg tie vs. Real Madrid was seen by many as harsh by the referee, and Nani is not somebody who you associate with when talking about nasty tackles during the whole seasons. 

The Portuguese is a player who can entertain, dazzle, frustrate, stun and wow a crowd, all in the short space of 90 minutes, and that is what makes him so inconsistent, as you never know what you will get from him from week to week.

Manchester United have just recently offered him an extension on his contract despite interest from several clubs including Italian giants Juventus, and Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.

This should breed new life into Nani, proving that Manchester United still have faith and confidence in his ability to perform to the highest standard. 

United fans will be hoping for a consistent season from Nani in the upcoming 2013/14 campaign. 

A season in which the supporters will be hopeful of stunning goals, great results and that all important Premier League title for the Manchester club, which Nani will want to be an integral part of.

 

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