Sir Alex Ferguson has silenced all rumours regarding the future of his Portguese winger, Luis Nani, by declaring he won’t be sold this January.
The 26 year old arrived at Manchester United in 2007 and after several successful years was believed to have fallen out with his manager with contract talks failing due to his personal terms.
Nani has had a hamstring injury the majority of this season, and the world’s media had recently sparked stories regarding Nani and a possible move to either Arsenal or Tottenham.
But Sir Alex Ferguson, 70, has decided to now end all disputes;
“If you believed everything you read in the media, we would have the biggest squad in Europe, not to mention becoming bankrupt!
“We need a Nani. He offers something different from the other players,”
Nani’s contract still has around a year and half remaining on it, leaving some to question whether he would be sold in the summer if not now, but Ferguson has spoken out regarding Nani’s long term future too;
“Yes he has a future. Absolutely. Why would I want to let him go?”
“He’s an incredbile talent; the boy’s a great talent.. Unfortunately, he’s injured at the moment so we sent him over to Dubai for a break and hope a bit of warmth will help him in his recovery.”
However, you could read more into this and suggest that Ferguson’s delay to deny any sale for Nani could be because there was infact a move possible but nobody is ready to pay the price Manchester United want.
“I am not looking to do any serious transfer business in January,”
For Manchester United when Nani does return, he can now focus on his football and progressing into a better player like we have all been waiting or now for a while. He is certainly one of United’s best once he gets into his dangerous and top form but he can dissapoint and frustrate at other times.
His return will be like a new signing and could prove an important boost later in the season, much like Japanese midfielder, Shinju Kagawa, could do after returning from injury yesterday vs West Brom. (Which Manchester United won 2-0).
In terms of bringing anybody in at Old Trafford, Sir Alex has also spoken out, which can be read here.
By Stowe Gregory @stowegregory