David Moyes wants more from Nani

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted that he needs Luis Nani to display his talent more often.

United's 5-0 win away at Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League this week was only the second time in seven appearances that Nani has completed a full ninety minutes under new manager David Moyes, having failed to impress.

The Portuguese man has faced competition for his place thanks to the emergence of Adnan Januzaj. 

However, the 27 year-old impressed in Germany and picked up his first goal for the Red Devils this season.

Moyes, who took over from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer, was impressed with the winger's contribution and hopes to see that kind of form more often.

He told the official Manchester United website: "I think what I've seen from Nani is someone who is a talented player, a Portuguese international, and I hope we can try to get him to show that more often.

"I thought there were moments when he ran the ball well for us in midweek and he scored a really good goal at the end.

"We're trying to give him the feeling that he is important and I think it's something he himself needs - to get back to that consistency which gives him the reason to say: 'I'm the man. I can do that job regularly'.

"Look, what I've found is he works hard enough at his game. He is happy to do all the leg work and the biggest thing is he has brilliant ability to score.

"His shooting with both feet is almost as good as anybody I've ever seen. He's incredibly talented with his skills and ability. We need to get him to show that more often."

Nani has made 138 Premier League appearances for the Old Trafford outfit since signing from Sporting Lisbon in 2007, and has helped the Manchester club to win the Premier League title four times. He also won the Champions League in the 2007/08 campaign.

The 72-cap international was handed a five-year contract by the club in September amidst rumors that he was to leave United. 

Nani will be hoping to retain his place in the XI when they face Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow. Moyes' side are in-form and recovering from a slow-start to the campaign and have moved up to sixth in the table.

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