Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Nani performance

Manchester United's Nani was recalled to the team and found the scoresheet in a 5-0 win for the Red Devils.

We wouldn't say Nani was made a scapegoat for United's poor form early on in the season, but the fact he has been an unused substitute over the past five games for the club speaks for itself.

The Portuguese winger was recalled to the side against Bayer Leverkusen, possibly only because of injuries - and was determined to make an impression.

As always with Nani, not everything he tried came off, but he was able to polish off United's performance with a perfectly weighted chipped shot from a tight angle into a gaping goal in the closing stages of the match.

Lining up on the left wing, in his first appearance for over a month, Nani worked hard for the team - illustrated no more so than the fact he produced more interceptions (6) than any other player on the pitch.

He had three shots, scoring with his one on target, firing two earlier efforts in each half wide of the goal.

He created two goalscoring opportunities for teammates, and his three successful dribbles was a statistic which registers higher than any other Manchester United player on the night.

Shinji Kagawa will get much of the praise for his role in United's win, but Nani's was arguably more entertaining - with a touch of his frustrating self thrown in too for good measure.

United face Tottenham at the weekend, an opponent he scored his first ever goal for the club against. It would be quite easy to see Nani keeping his place in the side after this fixture.

Here is a selection of what fans had to say about him via Twitter:

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