Some Manchester United supporters suggest that Nani should have been kept this summer after he impressed again for Sporting in the Champions League.
Luis Nani's sparkling form since leaving Manchester United to join Sporting Lisbon on loan continued last night, as they beat Schalke 4-2 in the Champions League.
Nani scored one and made one, as his temporary side grabbed an impressive victory and he has started to make United fans question whether they were right to allow him to leave this summer.
The Portuguese winger was deemed not to have a future at Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal after a series of mediocre performances in recent seasons, but he has been back at his best since returning to his homeland.
Nani now has six goals and three assists for Sporting this season and his form is showing no signs of slowing down.
Last night he made three key passes during the game and also completed two successful dribbles.
He was also an obvious goal-threat for his side taking three shots over the course of the ninety minutes.
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Nani showed flashes of ability during his time at United, but rarely has been consistent and, after the heavy spending this summer to strengthen their forward line, he was considered surplus to requirements.
Given his match-winning potential, there is a feeling amongst some United fans that he should have been retained, though, and his form over the first few months of his loan move is earning him more and more admirers.
Here is the best reaction to Nani's performance from United supporters on Twitter.
Luis Nani scored 1 and assisted 1 last night..Has been playing well recently..Hope he comes back better and with Confidence..#LoanWatch— Tanmay ^_^ (@Tanmay_MUFC) November 6, 2014
Really glad Nani continues to prove some STUPID United fans wrong. Alienated for no particular reason. & we love the likes of Valencia #MUFC— SEUN (@Daniel_Onas) November 6, 2014
See, knew letting Nani go on loan was a mistake. Having a decent season - he's the right-footed winger we need. Him or Young...... #mufc— Steve P. (@StevePWilliams) November 6, 2014
Nani absolutely tearing it up for Sporting Lisbon. Why couldn't he do that for us? #MUFC— Shah S Afzal (@perennialpurist) November 5, 2014
Angelo HENRIQUEZ and LUIS NANI have been doing great on-loan...Come back with that amazing form and claim your place. We love you guys— The Blessed Ridwan ♥ (@Coolwhale_mufc) November 5, 2014