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Manchester United keen to hold on to Luis Nani

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that talks are under-way to keep Luis Nani at Old Trafford and the reds boss is hopefully that they can come to an agreement.

Nani changed the game on Monday night against Reading after coming on as a substitute, scoring and assisting to put Manchester United through to the next round of the FA Cup.

The 26-year old has 18 months left on his current deal but has struggled to secure a first-team place this season

Speaking with, Sir Alex Ferguson said:

“We want to keep him, there’s no doubt about that

“He’s capable of scoring incredible goals. His goal against Everton, when he dinked the keeper after playing a couple of one-twos, was incredible. And the goal against Tottenham the year before, where he dinked the goalkeeper after playing a one-two, was another one.

“The boy has an incredible talent for winning matches. He’s one of the best match-winners in the game, and I include the whole of Europe in that.

“David Gill’s been speaking to his agent for quite a few weeks. It’s entirely up to the boy – he has a year and a half left. I think he wants guaranteed first-team football. He can guarantee himself that. Performances like the other night can guarantee that.

“We’re trying our best to keep him because he’s such a match-winner.”

This season a hamstring injury has kept Nani out of action for a lengthy period of time, but he has returned recently and impressed, more than likely to be a starter against Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

Sir Alex added:

“Nani was out with an injury for six weeks or more. We sent him back to Portugal for treatment and tried to get the injury to settle. He’s never really had an injury.

“Now he’s back fit, training well, he’s a consideration. There’s no doubt about that. It gives me a headache because Antonio Valencia has been a fantastic player for us and I know Nani likes playing on the right.

“We like to play Nani on the left sometimes. We also have Ashley Young who can play on the left and we have Ryan Giggs who can play there if we want him to play in a different way. Our options are fantastic. I think that puts us in a strong position.”

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3 replies on “Manchester United keen to hold on to Luis Nani”

I know Nani is a beter winger in man u, so we miss such a person like him against real madrid. I wish Nani to play in the second leg.

When playing well, I would say that he is better than both Valencia and Young….looks like he is now has put his selfishness behind him and has been passing the ball to those in a better attacking positions and this is what we want to see off him….hope he has moved away the C Ron shadow which has been poreventing him to become a better team player….and he is also showing more willingness to defend on the right flank as well….what more can you ask from him then….with Zaha arriving next season, and assuming that he is really as good as what he has done in Crystal Palace in lower league, we can have both Zaha and Nani in both flanks…

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