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Man Utd skipper Neville: Nani can match Ronaldo success

Manchester United captain Gary Neville has no doubts Nani will emerge in the same way as Cristiano Ronaldo.

Neville tips Nani to evolve in the same way 2½ years after joining the club in a £17million switch from Sporting Lisbon.

United face Aston Villa tonight and Neville said: "Nani's performances against Hull City, Manchester City and Arsenal have been absolutely fantastic.

"He has incredible ability, and when he performs like he did against Arsenal he is unstoppable. Players like Nani, who have such high skill levels, rely on confidence.

"We hope the level of performance, determination and skill he has shown in the last few games can be maintained ]until the end of the season because he's a matchwinner for us. I think Nani can be anything he wants to be.

"People expect so much from young players, but it sometimes takes time. It took time for Cristiano Ronaldo to settle in at United as well."

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