Nani has yet to agree a new deal with the club and with just one year remaining on his current contract, it is likely that he will leave in the summer.

The season before last, when United won the record breaking 19th title, Nani was voted as our player of the season by his teammates. Thanks to injuries, loss of form and not getting a regular run in the team, Nani has failed to recreate top performances on a consistent basis.

“This season has been a bit disappointing for me as I’ve had a couple of injuries,” he said. “It’s been very difficult to be at my best but I’ve come back from injury and am trying to be at my best until the finish of the season. I hope that, next season, I can do what I like to do – play my football and be at my best.”

Nani has echoed the opinion of several other players, claiming the disappointment of last season has lead to the improvement this season.

“It means a lot because I’ve been saying in the past that what you learn at this club is the mentality to always win every competition and the most important is the Premier League,” he added. “So what happened last year made us very focused on this league for this year. I think we’ve been doing a very good job to be in this position and we want to win the league and make history for this club again. It’s always like that [the pain fuelling the ambition] every season when we lose something or should do better. We just always, straight away when we’ve finished the league, try and focus on the next one and try to win, work very hard and give back to the other teams what they have done to us.”