Manchester United winger Nani has been heavily linked with a move to the Serie A in recent days and now seems the right time for the Portuguese ace to depart the Old Trafford outfit. 

Despite the winger having only recently signed a new £80,000-a-week deal with the Premier League champions, his career at the Theatre of Dreams has hit a stand-still. 

And he's been struggling for a number of years now. In-fact it was a major shock when United actually handed him a new deal last year. 

As David Moyes looks to cut his squad and offload some of his under-performing stars, it's no surprise that Nani looks likely to be the next star out of the door. 

Time-and-time again Nani has proved far too inconsistent for the Red Devils. The winger is no stranger to injuries either and seems to spend an awful lot of time on the sidelines. 

Nani's had his chances in recent years and has just failed to take them. The odd flash of brilliance is just not enough at a club like Manchester United and that's why his stint in England must come to an end.

Unfortunately for Nani, United don't need him anymore - even as a back-up. The signing of Juan Mata has given the Red Devils another option in their forward line and the emergence of Adnan Januzaj this season has put Nani even further back in the pecking order at Old Trafford. 

Even the likes of Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young seem well ahead of Nani now. Valencia, despite a number of inconsistent displays himself, seems to be liked by Moyes. Valencia's versatility at being able to play in the right-back position helps his cause too. 

Ashley Young's career at Old Trafford looked in some doubt a month or so ago, however the English international has started to step up a gear and fight for his place at United in recent time. 

And, whilst Young has hit back at his critics with some strong performances, Nani has never quite responded to criticism. 

As United look to the future, Moyes may have to cut his losses and get rid of the 27-year-old who really should be entering his prime.

But Nani isn't peaking. He seems to be going backwards and a fresh start for him and Manchester United is surely for the best. 

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