Nani has moved to play down any rumours linking him with a move away from the club. He has already started negotiations with United, despite having two years remaining on his current deal, and towards the end of the season claimed “Manchester United is my home.”

Nani goes in to the Euros hoping to win something with Portugal, with only two players (Muller (32) and Rosicky (31)) having created more goalscoring opportunities than Nani (29) when qualifying. Our winger insists that he doesn’t have anything to prove to the manager though and is keen to continue his career at United.

“Like any footballer, I want to play more minutes but I understand and accept what the coach chooses,” he said. “Not all of us can play, and it is a great success for any player to be at Manchester United. I have always said it and I do not regret it: my aim is to be the best in the world and playing at a club like United, I can achieve it. This season, I experienced a different and strange sensation because we did not win anything at the club. The last few minutes of the last game were especially frustrating with the news that came in from City. I do not see the Euros as a chance to prove what I can do for United. And even less so because Ferguson knows me perfectly – and that is why I am at United. Recognition for Portugal has nothing to do with Manchester United. My future? I have a contract with Manchester United and I am relaxed.”