A regular and important player at one of the best clubs in the world - Nani has every right to feel he is one of the best footballers on the planet. He's not arrogant, just full self-belief. It's been key to his turnaround in form in 2010. But with four goals and seven assists so far this term, he's still not completely content...
You’ve scored four goals and set up seven so far this year – is this your best start to a season?
Erm… [pauses] Yes, I think I can say that. But I need to do much more because I’m not completely satisfied with the start to this season.
You’re not happy?
I’m not. I know that if I stop now and just think to myself that I’ve done well, it will mean nothing. That’s why I say I have much more to do.
But you seem to be making the key differences in games – with a goal or an assist. What do you put that down to?
I’ve learnt a lot, particularly from the older players at the club – Giggsy, Scholes and Rio. I’m more mature myself, and that helps. But those players teach you a lot by the way they play. The most important thing is to understand that you give what is best for the team. If you need a goal, it might be me scoring or providing a pass. Now I understand what I’m going to do and when the right moment is to do it.