Nani has revealed he never expected to be in the Manchester United side so early into his Premier League adventure.
The Portuguese winger was brought in by The Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon last summer and was tipped as a player to watch for the future.
"I must confess, I was never expecting to be in the first-team so soon," conceded Nani.
Holland goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar plans to quit international football after Euro 2008.
The Manchester United custodian turned 37 on Monday and revealed to Dutch radio he is set to retire from international action next summer.
Van der Sar has racked up 121 caps for his country since making his debut against Belarus in June 1995.
Owen Hargreaves is convinced Manchester United will prove themselves to be the best side in the country when they meet Arsenal at the weekend.
United travel to Emirates Stadium on Saturday trailing their hosts at the Premier League summit only on goal difference, and it should be an explosive game which ensues in the capital.
Manchester United have suffered a huge blow with the news that Paul Scholes will be out for three months.
The 32-year-old midfielder has been diagnosed with damaged knee ligaments and will have an operation on Thursday.
Scholes picked up the injury in training ahead of the Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev last week.
Manchester United captain Gary Neville is set to make his comeback from a succession of injuries in Thursday's Senior Cup tie with Stockport.
The right-back, 32, suffered an ankle injury in March and muscle strains have hampered his return this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo believes Manchester United will retain their Premier League title and win a third European Cup after a solid start to the season.
The Portuguese winger has scored six goals to help United to second in the domestic table and to win their opening three games in the Champions League.
Wayne Rooney scored one goal and superbly set up another as Manchester United overwhelmed Middlesbrough to move to the top of the Premier League.
Sir Alex Ferguson believes his current crop of stars can go on to establish Manchester United as the world's undisputed top club.
Having clicked into gear in an attacking vein with 12 goals in the last three games, Ferguson now wants to see his side go on to achieve true greatness.
"The last time we had a youthful squad like this, back in 1999, we won the Treble," Ferguson told the Sun.
Ryan Giggs feels the injuries to have beset Manchester United in recent weeks have not disrupted the team.
United are currently without the likes of Gary Neville, Michael Carrick and Owen Hargreaves, and suffered further setbacks ahead of Tuesday's 4-2 win over Dynamo Kiev.
NEMANJA Vidic has tipped defensive partner Rio Ferdinand to top Manchester United's scoring charts if he carries on at his present rate.
"If Rio keeps going like this, he is going to finish up top scorer," smiled the tough-tackling Serb. "He did brilliantly for his goal and he had another chance apart from that.