Nani, who is on loan from Manchester United to former club Sporting Lisbon, since the beginning of this season, has lifted his game and has been performing good at the Portuguese club. But the Portuguese winger, who was sent out on loan due to a lack of opportunities and poor form at United, showed exactly why Red Devils are now trying to get him back with a superb goal against Maribor.
Nani dribbled past several players before striking the ball into the net. One of his attempts before he scored the goal was also blocked by a last-ditch tackle. Sporting Lisbon beat Maribor 3-1 in their Group G encounter last night.
The Portuguese winger has made 13 appearances for Sporting this season, and has scored six goals. This is stark contrast to his previous season for United, when he made the same number of appearances, but found the back of the net just once.
His goal against Maribor had all the qualities of his play in it, as he showed a turn of pace to beat a couple of defenders, his feints and fakes kept putting the defenders off, his ball control was immaculate, and his final shot was powerful and accurate.
Here’s a video of the goal:Published 26 Nov 2014, 17:34 IST