There seems to have been endless speculation about the future of Nani since the day the Portuguese winger arrived.
A promising start to his Old Trafford career was followed by a couple of frustrating seasons but after last season, particularly the first 6/7 months, Nani is surely now a key player in our first-team. His omission from the Champions League final starting eleven, and the arrival of Ashley Young would suggest otherwise, but I think Nani will get even better next year.
Nani recently said that it would be nice to work with Jose Mourinho at some point in his career, which once again fuelled rumours of an Old Trafford exit, but who wouldn’t want to work with Mourinho.
Nani topped the Premier League assists table last season as well as scoring 10 goals in all competitions. Many of these assists/goals were important equalisers or winners too and it was often Nani who provided something special when we really needed it last season.
He is the sort of player that other fans hate, which surely only makes him more likeable to us. I think he is a far better option than Ashley Young and even Antonio Valencia so I would be very disappointed to see him leave.
When it comes down to it, I don’t think Nani will be leaving anytime soon. Sir Alex has put time and effort into Nani and is finally reaping the rewards. Nani too, has great respect for the gaffer and his importance is recognised by his team-mates, who voted him player of the year last season.
The winger himself has reiterated his desire to stay at Old Trafford numerous times, proving that all the speculation is ridiculous.
Can’t wait for the season to begin am getting so tired of rumours and speculation it almost makes you want to sleep till the new season starts
I don’t think Fergie is going to let Nani go, especially if he wants to catch Barca, Nani is a good player and i’m sure Fergie already knows where his going to use Nani in the team
I agree with the article except for one point, I dont think Nani is better than Valencia.
Now before you reply just consider the past two seasons, instead of the last one alone.
2010-2011 Nani Better
2009-2010 Valencia has highest assist rate in Europe (I think)
Now Im not for saying Nani should be sold, far from it. But lets remember last year when Valencia was injured, Park was away on Int duty, and Obertan and Bebe couldnt step up.
It is not uncommon to have two players in the same possition injured at the same time. Infact once one becomes injured its even more plausible the second will given the extra game time required of that player.
So the question is: Whats wrong with keeping all three?
I couldn’t agree more, Nani was superb at the end of the 2009/10 season and carried his good form into last season and was flying right up until he was crocked by Caragher at Anfield for the 2nd season running. I think Nani and Anderson will improve next season, I remember what winning the title did for Fergies fledglings in 96 when they are were a major part of the team. Granted both Nani and Anderson already have PL winners medals but last year they were both a significant part of the team. I expect both players to have good seasons next year more so now there is competition for place once again and knowing there were a big part of the the championship winning team should give them an air of confidence that only winning the leagues can give.
You’re darn toot’in.
The way some people underrate Nani should be categorised as a criminal offence. The lad played such a vital role in winning the league last season and if – emphasis on ‘if’ – he had started the CL final instead of Valencia, perhaps things would have turned out differently, but then again, hindsight is a wonderful thing.
But the way some people have just seemed to instantly forget everything he did for us last season and to make it worse, some seem content with idea of letting Nani go. I said it in one comment and I’ll say it again – if we let Nani go and have Young as his replacement – me no likey.
Also, I don’t know if it’s true or not but a stat on Twitter today said that in 95 PL games, Nani has made 55 assists. If true…dddaaaannnngggg.
I wouldn’t sat Valencia is better than Nani. Nani is a far more creative player and if he had the full 90 minutes on the pitch against Barca, things may have been slightly different. Admittedly he doesn’t track back as much as Valencia but I think they are two different kinds of players
The only reason Nani wouldn’t be at Man Utd next season is if by some miracle they had signed Alexis Sanchez, which isn’t happening anyway. If they had however managed it, then I could have seen Nani moving to Inter Milan as part of a deal for Wesley Sneijder.
However I do not believe we will be selling Nani now and he will play on the right, with Young on the left. Based on there stats last season they will both create alot of goalscoring chance.
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