Manchester United’s exiled midfielder, Nani, is hunting a return to Old Trafford at the end of the current seasons. The Daily Mail suggest Nani is willing to fight for his place at the Red Devils, despite Louis Van Gaal deeming him surplus to requirements.
Luis Nani is 28-years-old and is currently back on loan at the club where he began his career. After graduating Sporting CP’s prestigious academy, winger Nani went on to play in 58 league matches for the first team, scoring 9 goals. In June 2007, Manchester United paid €25.5m for his signature, bringing him to the Premier League.
Nani played 147 Premier League ties for Manchester United, scoring 25 goals and winning 4 titles. In all competitions Nani has featured in 228 matches with 40 goals and winning 7 other trophies. However new Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal allowed him to leave Old Trafford in the summer to find regular football in his native Portugal.
Now Nani, who has earned 83 caps for his country Portugal, is aiming to return as a member of the Red Devils squad. Nani has been quoted as saying: “The club know my value and I know they want me to stay. It was me who made the choice to leave the club and it was a good decision by me because I knew if I stayed one more season at Old Trafford, it would be very hard for me.”
Do you think Nani can realistically return to Old Trafford and play a part?
By Gareth Thomas | January 26th, 2015