Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was pleased to see Nani return to action during his side's 2-1 pre-season defeat to Kansas City Wizards.
It was the Portugal international's first taste of action since he suffered a dislocated collarbone during his country's pre-World Cup training camp.
Ferguson said: "Sometimes it goes that way when a player has been out for a while. He has only had seven days' training but, nonetheless, it was good to have him back."
Meanwhile, the veteran Scot blamed inexperience for his team's poor display against Kansas, adding:"I thought the inexperience of the defenders showed in the first 15 minutes. We never quite recovered from that.
"That was a bit of a handicap. I felt our young goalkeeper (Ben Amos) organised them and calmed them down.
"Their centre forward (Teal Bunbury) was a handful physically. He gave us a hard time that way.
"We had two good early chances from (Mame Biram) Diouf just after half-time which would have swung the game in our favour. Our possession of the ball was ragged at times. Normally we are much better. That will come hopefully with more games.
"Kansas were very committed and the American players are very athletic. It was a big game for them. They are playing Manchester United.
"You have to expect that kind of motivation. You know they will get stuck in. I wasn't too bothered about that to be honest."