Nani must be made Manchester United's No.1 winger

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Manchester United today confirmed that Nani had signed a new five-year deal to stay at Old Trafford.

However, there will will be critics that believe the Portuguese winger did not deserve a new deal with the Premier League champions.

Signing for the Red Devils in 2007, Nani has never quite lived up to the great potential expected of him. Several injuries accompanied with several dips in form mean Nani's United career to date has been very much a stop-starter.

But, it only takes one look at Nani's trophy cabinet to suggest that he has been a success in the red of United. He's been part of four championship winning teams, he's won two league cups, a Champions League and a FIFA World Club Cup during his Old Trafford tenure.

Sir Alex Ferguson stuck by him during his tricky spells and despite frustration from some of United's faithful, he has continued to be part of the squad. 

And now, under David Moyes, Nani could realise his great potential in Manchester. At 26-years-old, Nani is still improving and, if made Moyes' first choice winger this season, the Portuguese star can become a key figure for United.

There's no doubting his ability - when at his best he is a handful for even any defender. He's scored some outrageous goals for United, but now needs to deliver the goods on a regular basis.

After only making 11 Premier League appearances last season, the 26-year-old will be desperate to play a key role in United's campaign this time around.

Nani is currently suffering from a groin injury, but if he can prove his fitness at Old Trafford, he has the talent to be the Red Devils' No. 1 winger.

He's certainly the most talented winger at Moyes' disposal - if he can link up in an attacking role with the likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Shinji Kagawa then United, as an attacking force, will be almost unplayable.

Nani's direct nature, skill and class can see off his critics this season and he could become a precious star in Moyes' team.

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