Ha, what BULLSH*T!!!! Stick to watching FC mate, most United fans didn't see Ronaldo turning out like he did, I remember VERY well!
Ronaldo's talent was NEVER as natural or obvious as with Nani, dont kid yourself.
At 19 I said here he would be become the best player in the world (and got laughed off the board by one or two who are still here), but mostly this was based on his physical and mental attributes, not natural talent.
Everything he used to show us he took out of his game, which mostly consisted of taking men on and millions of step overs. He realised he couldn't cross, his step overs were p*ssing Ruud off and weren't working anymore, and did you ever see him beat two men like Valencia did against Bayern? Not for about 4 years!
Nani is much quicker, can hit a ball better (as we saw his first season) and is clearly more skillful too, especially at beating his man, which I can't remember the last time Ronaldo did to be honest. However he hasn't been shown anywhere near the same level of support that Ronaldo got from Fergie, and doesn't have an ego even one tenth the size of Ronaldo's, and we all know how important a factor self confidence is.
Its unfair for people to compare the two in terms of development, let alone talent, and yet so many do it, just as we're going to have to listen this season to a number of idiots bang on about Valencia and Ronaldo too. Same old story here, as with Fletcher and our impatient fans. Nani has just as much chance to come good, you can think what you like, but you're still wrong!