With reports of Juventus set to reignite their interest in Manchester United wide man Nani, David Moyes should take the opportunity in the January window to sell the Portugal International.
Having arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2007, Nani showed some promise during the earlier stages of his United career, despite having fellow countryman Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of him before his departure to Real Madrid. He won a double with United in his first season, being part of the team that took the Premier League title as well as the Champions League crown in 2007/2008. And following Ronaldo's mega money transfer to Madrid, he stepped in from his shadow and was part of the side that took a record 19th English title in 2010/11.
But despite his past accomplishments with the Red Devils, Nani finds himself very much under fire at the moment amongst the United fans. With them trailing the leading pack in the Premier League, Nani, like many others around him has largely failed to repay manager David Moyes for including him at times this season so far. His only highlight so far this campaign was a goal in the Champions League routing of Bundasliga outfit Bayern Leverkusen. And he, along with the likes of Ashley Young.
But Young re-announced himself in emphatic style against Stoke in the mid-week game in the League Cup. Having had many critics himself, not just for his form, but his diving antics as well, Young scored in his goal in over a year for United with a smashing strike which would have the stung the fingers of any goalkeeper. Although this was just one of a select few decent performances from Young, it will have boosted his confidence to have scored again.
And with Valencia showing his potential again against Aston Villa in the previous game, setting up two of United's three goals at Villa Park, Nani may struggle to find a place when he returns from his recent injury. And with just eight appearances so far this season, Moyes could very well cash in should he receive an offer from long-term admirers Juventus.
And youngster Adnan Januzaj announcing himself on the first-team scene in style, Moyes does have options in his locker, with Wilfred Zaha showing in pre-season why Sir Alex Ferguson paid the price he did for him. He is a wildcard Moyes has failed to make the most of so far but could make a huge impact, should he stay with United rather than going on loan in January which reports suggest.
All of this spells trouble for Portuguese winger, who's number could well be up at Old Trafford following his injury, and more importantly his poor form when given his chance by under pressure manager David Moyes. And with Juventus reportedly keen to push a deal through, the time is now for Nani to ply his trade elsewhere
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