Following rumours that Nani had played his last game for Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out the possibility of selling the winger in January.
Nani was on the receiving end of criticism following our League Cup defeat in extra time against Chelsea after he lost the ball in the last minute to allow the blues to equalise. Nani had scored a brilliant goal himself but Ferguson singled the Portuguese winger out for criticism in the post-match interview.
Nani has struggled for form this season and the crowd got on his back in pretty much every game he played before being injured. The club have offered Nani a new contract but without an increase in salary, so no agreement has been found over an extension yet.
“We won’t be letting him go. We need a Nani,” Fergie told the Sunday Mirror. “His contract isn’t up for a year and a half. He offers something different from the other players. He’s an incredible talent, the boy. Unfortunately, he’s injured at the moment. We have sent him over to Dubai for a break, to help him in his recovery. He’s not far away but he’s far enough away. I don’t think I will get him until the middle of January. He’s got a future here. Why would I want to let him go?”
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