Nani has insisted that he is ready to take his game to a new level and become 'the man' for Manchester United this season.
The Portuguese winger has only shown glimpses of his undoubted quality since moving to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon in 2007.
He admits the inconsistency of his performances has been frustrating at times but he is looking forward to the new campaign and is confident he can make a significant impact.
"I am thinking only about this season. Forget the past. I want to be the man," Nani told the Sunday Telegraph.
"I think I have a lot to do to show my best, because I haven't done that yet.
"I played a lot of games and did some good things but I need to improve.
"I want to get to the point where I have the confidence of the manager, the players and the fans."
DifferentNani has been overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo in recent years but his Portuguese compatriot has now joined Real Madrid in a record-breaking move.
Nani hopes to help fill the void created by Ronaldo's departure but has played down comparisons, saying he also learned from several of United's other players.
"I know a lot of people compare me with Cristiano but I don't want that because I am different," he explained.
"I want to hear people speaking about Nani and not saying things like 'look, he does that like Cristiano'.
"It made me a better player, training and playing with him, but I also learned from the others, from Scholes' passing, from Giggs' intelligent movement and from Rooney's finishing."