Over the last two years, Nani looks to have finally come of age following an erratic start to his Old Trafford career and his display in the 3-1 win over Chelsea highlighted the giant strides he has made in that time.
Whilst many people still believe that he lives in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese winger has finally cast off the shackles and become his own man.
Comparisons between the two players are always going to be made but Sir Alex Ferguson added, “He is only in Ronaldo's shadow because he is Portuguese, that is the only link I can see. He was never in his shadow in my mind. He has always had great potential but some players take longer to mature than others.”
Comparisons aside, Nani was simply wonderful against Chelsea and his goal was good enough to win any game.
It’s not the first time the winger has produced a jaw-dropping strike. Here’s a selection of his five finest for United in the Premier League.