The mystery continues and surely Dimitar Berbatov is wondering if he could play any worse than Nani and still have stayed at Manchester United.
Despite fighting with a teammate before the game and scoring a goal, Nani still put in a disoriented, disappointing performance.
As the clock wound down he sent a ball sky-high in to the stands to ensure Tottenham Hotspur would have their first win against Manchester United at Old Trafford since 1989.
Nani is a dead man walking – but Sir Alex clearly has an injury nightmare that has seen him robbed of Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia, which gives Nani his lease of life.
How long will it take Shinji Kagawa to adjust to life in the Premier League.
Sure he scored, and Sir Alex suggested after the match that a hair-dryer blast may have woken the Japanese up, but the fact is: he is hustled off the ball way to easily for a player in the hole.
The argument that small-framed players do not need to be tough does not cut it as only hours earlier, Eden Hazard, probably smaller than Kagawa, showed that you need to be able to hold players off. Even David Silva is tough to shake off the ball.
Moussa Dembele was all over Kagawa in the first half rendering him a dead player on the pitch.
In the second half, well, Sir Alex says, “The attitude changed and that’s the most important thing.
“Wayne’s ability does help but the attitude of the players was absolutely brilliant, everywhere on the pitch.”
Kagawa woke up yes, but it was Rooney that opened the game up for him.
His presence forced Spurs to have players watching him freeing Kagawa to move without pressure.
Unless Kagawa can keep the ball with his back to goal and a player twice his size hustling him – well he is a dead man walking as well.
In Nani and Kagawa United have two dead players on the pitch.