Nani flattered by Man United fans' request to return

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Manchester United winger Nani has admitted he's flattered by reports that claim United are keen for him to return to Old Trafford.

The Portugal star is enjoying a fantastic start to life on loan with previous club Sporting Lisbon. In fact, his performances have been so good that speculation has mounted that United will look to bring him back to the club in the January transfer window.

That would require a clause in the deal between United and Sporting, with conflicting reports claiming that United both have one and don't have one in their agreement with the Portuguese club.

When asked about it in a press conference ahead of Portugal's match against Armenia, Nani told A Bola: "I think there isn't a clause but I leave that to others to solve."

But when asked what he thought of the news that some United fans have been lobbying the club for him to return, Nani admitted that it was pleasing to hear.

I do not want to distract from my focus, I want to continue playing my football and then we'll see - Nani, Sporting Lisbon

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"It's always good to feel the affection of the fans. If you ask for my return it is because they recognise that I'm playing well and that could be an asset to their club. That's football. Sometimes you are praised, sometimes criticised.

"I do not want to distract from my focus, I want to continue playing my football and then we'll see."

Nani has scored two goals in nine league appearances and three goals in 359 minutes of Champions League action so far for the Portuguese club. The 27-year-old found the net most recently in Sporting's 4-2 home win over Schalke.

The Manchester United winger was allowed to leave by Louis van Gaal with the Dutchman keen to move other fringe players on too. He signed Angel di Maria and has given Adnan Januzaj a prominent role in recent weeks.

Nani also slid down the pecking order under David Moyes before the former-Everton manager left the club earlier this year.

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