August 2013A groin injury meant the season started on a frustrating note for Nani, who was sidelined for the opening three fixtures.
September, on the other hand, started on a real positive as Nani ended speculation by signing a new five-year contract with the Reds. The Portuguese winger spoke of his delight after putting pen to paper, saying: "Playing at United has been a fantastic experience for me. When I came to the club, I never imagined the success we have enjoyed. I'm very happy that the new manager has shown this faith in me and I'm looking forward to helping the team compete for more honours this season."
Starting three of the Reds’ October fixtures, Nani acquitted himself well before producing a couple of mixed performances. The man from Cape Verde spoke of the difficulties faced while playing as a winger. "When it comes to fitness, I think it [being a winger] is the most difficult because, as you know, in the Premier League, you always run and work on the counter attack. So you need to be very fit and well prepared for the games," he said.