Nani says goodbye to Manchester United with Instagram message

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Nani has said said an emotional farewell to Manchester United fans after completing a move to Fenerbahce.

The Portuguese winger has joined the Turkish club for a fee of £4.25 million, ending an eight-year spell with the Red Devils.

During that time he scored 40 goals in 229 games for the club, winning four Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2008. However he was shipped out on loan at Sporting Lisbon having re-joined his former club as part of Marcos Rojo's £16 million switch to Old Trafford.


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The 28-year-old took to Instagram this evening to say farewell to the Manchester United faithful, thanking them for their support during his time at the club.

He also singled out Sir Alex Ferguson - the man who signed him in 2007 - for thanks while in the process failing to name his two other bosses at Manchester United, David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.

He wrote: "I leave Manchester with many titles and many memories, I want to thank all the people who helped me on this journey and wish you all the luck and success! Thanks to all my colleagues, to all staff and management structure, thank you Sir Alex Ferguson!"


Nani arrived at Old Trafford as part of a £30 million transfer alongside fellow starlet Anderson with a burgeoning reputation, however he failed to live up to his talent.

He was handed a new five-year contract back in 2013 when a move to Juventus seemed to be on the cards, however from that moment he only played 12 Premier League games over the next two seasons and has now been moved on.


The Portuguese international is just one of a host of players set to leave in the summer window as Van Gaal overhauls his squad for the second season running.

Striker Robin van Persie has also been linked with a move to Fenerbahce in recent weeks and could well join his former team-mate. Although the Dutchman's agent has insisted there has been no talks have been held so far the Turkish club remain keen - and Nani is hopeful that Van Persie will follow in his footsteps.

"I haven't had the chance to talk with Robin van Persie yet," the Portugal winger said after his move was confirmed. "But if he comes to Fenerbahce, I am sure that he will be very successful. I know Robin very well and it would be right decision if Fenerbahce sign him." 

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