Manchester United outcast Nani has admitted to being unhappy over the past couple of years at Old Trafford, but said that Louis van Gaal sees him as part of his future plans with the Red Devils after a productive loan spell at Sporting Lisbon.
The Metro carries quotes from the Portugal international which suggest he has been grateful for the opportunity to rediscover his best form at Estádio José Alvalade, after an impressive contribution of seven goals in all competitions so far in 2014/15.
Van Gaal allowed the 28-year-old to leave the Theatre of Dreams on a season-long deal back in the summer, and Nani says he holds no grudge over the Dutchman's decision to omit him from the Red Devils' first-team plans this term.
"I just need someone to believe in me, trust me and my qualities, and give me an opportunity to show them on the pitch," explained the winger in an interview with BT Sport.
"It’s an experience I wanted a lot and needed as well because the last two seasons at Manchester United I had so many injuries and I was very upset with a lot of things that happened to me.
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"I was missing my family and friends and I wanted something new. The only opportunity I had to be happy, and Manchester United to be happy as well, was this one."
Asked specifically about his relationship with Van Gaal, and whether he disagreed with the Manchester United manager, the £120,000-a-week star made clear there is no bad blood between him or anyone associated with the Premier League giants.
"No. Because the club know my value and I know they want me to stay," he added. "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."
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