Between the Lines

"Of all unimportant subjects, football is the most important" – Pope John Paul II

Those lines that I before have writ do lie

Posted by hakanrylander on January 31, 2010

This game confirmed two things.

1: For a neutral who loves football the meetings between United and Arsenal are the most enjoyable in the Premier League.

2: Between the Lines has been wrong all along about Nani. Regular visitors will be aware that I’ve dismissed him as our most frustrating player and expected him to be sold. If he had been sold this morning I wouldn’t have missed him. Today he forced me to change my opinion. He scored a brilliant individual goal (with a little help from Almunia), but in a way I was even more impressed with his assist for the second goal when he ran with the ball from inside his own half towards the Arsenal defence. At this moment I would have expected the old Nani to miss-hit the pass or make a desperate attempt to beat the keeper from long-distance. Instead he slowed down, calmly waited for Rooney to arrive in the penalty area and then hit a perfect pass. His performance in the first half was the best I’ve ever seen from him. But isn’t this just another of Nani’s false dawns? I don’t think so. I think that today Nani truly arrived as a Manchester United player.

4 Responses to “Those lines that I before have writ do lie”

  1. I think I have to agree here as well. I also always despised Nani but yesterday was a different day altogether. Loads of maturity shown by the lad.

  2. The Gaffer said

    Great performance, Nani in particular.

    ‘But isn’t this just another of Nani’s false dawns? I don’t think so.’

    I’m still not too sure. This has been his best game to date, yes, but is he able to replicate this performance every week? I’m sure he can…

  3. Brilliant goals and your last sentence almost brought tears to my eyes.

  4. RoM Links said

    […] Between The Lines sees the error of their ways in regards to Nani. […]

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