Portuguese winger seeks improvement after poor start.
Manchester United winger Luis Nani has called on the real Premier League champions to stand up and be counted when the top-flight season gets back under way after the international break, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The Red Devils are already finding themselves under massive pressure following the club’s worst start to a league campaign for 24 years, with new United head coach David Moyes receiving most of the criticism after taking over from legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson in the Old Trafford dugout during the summer.
Things have not quite gone according to plan for the new man at the helm following his switch from Everton, with United suffering Premier League defeats so far against arch-rivals Liverpool at Anfield, city-rivals Manchester City at Eastlands and surprisingly West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford.
Moyes’s men did, though, get back to winning ways last time out when they recovered from losing an early goal to bottom-of-the-table Sunderland at the Stadium of Light to register a morale-boosting 2-1 win thanks to a second-half brace from young wide man Adnan Januzaj.
And the experienced Portugal international thinks that victory on Wearside could prove to be the turning point of United’s season.
“If we can get to our maximum for the next games, we will show the real Manchester United then,” said Nani. “It was a very good win for us [at Sunderland].
“We had a really good performance after being unlucky to lose a goal so early on. Phil Jones tried to block and it came off Vida [Nemanja Vidic] and just bounced for them.
“But I think we played very well in the second half and there was good shape from everyone. We knew it was always difficult to come to Sunderland to play but we’ve had some very good results in this stadium as well.
“We knew we had to play better than we did in the first half and we just had to find the right moments to come back.”