In the past, Nani said he could replace Cristiano Ronaldo, he's off to a pretty good start with this goal. He does look fit and like he's gotten stronger. He certainly has the tools to be a star in the EPL.
What Nani said after the match:
"I know a lot of people compare me with Cristiano but I don't want that because I'm different. Yes, there are some similarities but we are also different. I have my own skills, my own style of shooting… I don't want to be compared with him all the time, it's not good, especially if things are not going well. I want to hear people speaking about Nani not saying things like 'look, he does that like Cristiano…'.
"It made me a better player, training and playing with him. When I came to Manchester I just watched him, seeing when he chose to pass when he chose to dribble, what I should try and do in similar situations. But I also learned from the others, from Scholes's passing, from Giggs's intelligent movement and from Rooney's finishing. You can learn every day." By his own admission, he has found that learning curve surprisingly steep.