That goal set United up for a place in the final at Wembley on March 1 when they will face Tottenham after their nail-biting win over Burnley on Wednesday night.
Nani is looking forward with confidence to the coming weeks and months.
"Last season was good. I was pleased with my games and my contribution to the team," he said in an interview in the Manchester Evening News. This season I hoped it would be better. When I get my chances my aim is to do better than I did at the start of the season. I would like to play more times but it hasn't been the same as last season. I am still confident. It is difficult when you play one game and then are out for two matches. You want to stay in for a run of matches. You really need three, four or five games for your confidence to build and your fitness to be right. You can do anything when your confidence is high."
Personally I have not been over-impressed with him so far. I don't doubt he has skill in abundance and he has the desire to win. But in a squad as good as Manchester United have you must grab your chance when it comes and perform out of your skin. The failure to do so will result in you just slipping back into oblivion and becoming a bit part player for weeks on end.
Can Nani become a first team regular. I have doubts for him but wish him the best of luck.