The seemingly out of favor and injured Nani still has a future with Manchester United and is not for sale according to his manager. Sir Alex Ferguson moved to end speculation surrounding the Portuguese winger by stating he still has an important role with the club.
Nani, who is currently out with a hamstring injury, has been the subject of much transfer speculation. Many clubs have been linked with the winger and reports have suggested everything from having had a falling out with Ferguson to losing his place in the squad to the likes of Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young. Ferguson has quashed those reports however, by stating that the player still has a future with the Red Devils and that he will not be sold in the January transfer window.
"He's injured", Ferguson said. "His contract's not up for a year and a half. We need a Nani. He offers something different from the other players. He's an incredible 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 hoping a bit of warmth will help him in his recovery."
Nani has been in contract extension negotiations with chief executive David Gill and although Ferguson stated he does not know how they are progressing, reports have suggested that they have not gone well thus far. Ferguson clearly values the player and does not wish to part with Nani who many assumed would pick up Cristiano Ronaldo's mantle. Ferguson will be without Nani for at least another couple of weeks as it is and the United winger will find it a challenge to play his way back into the team.
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