Manchester United boss expects Nani to stay
Manchester United news: Sir Alex Ferguson hopes Nani will still be at the club next season despite his poor form
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has stated his desire to see Nani in a Red Devils shirt next season.
Speculation has been rife in the media that Nani was unsettled at the Theater of Dreams and that his manager had become frustrated by his inconsistent performances this season.
Nani was touted as the eventual successor to Cristiano Ronaldo when United’s former No. 7 left for Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 but has failed to live up to the expectations that are associated with his unquestionable ability.
The United’s winger season has been blighted by injuries and inconsistent form which have hampered his progress this season. Nani has also fallen behind the likes of Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young who the United manager has preferred deploying on the left and right wings respectively. With the expected arrival of Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace making a place in the team more challenging to hold down many expect Nani to move on from Old Trafford.
On potential player departures Sir Alex Ferguson told manutd.com: "There is no need for us to sell anyone. We have no plans to do that. That’s a fact,"
On Nani’s squad status he further said “He is one of our squad players. When he is in form there are very few better than him. So I think we will bring him back in pre-season training and he will be all right."
Nani currently has one year left on his current contract with negotiations stalling over wage demands.
Sir Alex added “That is not my department. It is something David [Gill] and George Mendes [Nani's agent] are working on. That is ongoing. But there is no progress as far as I know."
Nani possesses immense ability and talent to influence a game but his exceedingly inconsistent form for United may have turned the most ardent of supporters to believe that he will not turn into the player everyone hoped he would become.
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