Manchester United winger Nani, who is on loan at Sporting Lisbon, helped his national team Portugal get a crucial 2-1 win over Serbia in the recent Euro 2016 qualifying match.
The winger played the full 90 minutes in this victory that helped Portugal keep up their hopes of qualifying for this major tournament. This qualification would be very crucial given that Portugal had a very disappointing World Cup 2014. Despite possessing world class stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani, the team were knocked out of the group stages in Brazil.
Portuguese midfielder Nani says that he has not been speaking with Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal.
This appears to suggest that the Dutchman does not see the Portuguese winger as part of his plans. Many were sent back to Portugal on a loan deal to his former club Sporting Lisbon. He has been having a great time in Portuguese football by contributing through goals and assists. This has increased speculation that he may get a second chance at United. However, Nani’s latest admission that he does not speak with Van Gaal has once again increased the transfer rumours.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew praised his team for the way they have kept their winning run going on despite the numerous injury problems.
The club have one of the largest injury lists in the Premier League with as many as 12 players on the sidelines. One of them is Gabriel Obertan, who was one of the reasons for starting this incredible run of form that has seen Newcastle win the last five matches in the league.
Manchester United midfielder Nani is widely expected to permanently move away from the Premier League outfit either in January or in the summer transfer window.
The Portuguese midfielder has struggled for form in the last few years. This led to a loan spell to his former club Sporting Lisbon at the start of the season. This loan spell was also partly done in order to reduce the number of players in the United squad. Louis van Gaal would have a troubled time in keeping many players happy since United do not have European football this season.
Manchester United have effectively brought an end to Nani’s career at Old Trafford after loaning him back to Portugal. The Portuguese winger came to United in the summer of 2007 for around £ 25 million. He was billed as the next Cristiano Ronaldo, but progress has not been in the same way as the former Manchester United star. Nani has struggled for form, while consistency has been a major problem with the 27-year-old.
It has been made clear by the Manchester United officials that all the star players of the team would be on the plane to USA in a few days’ time.
Earlier, it was believed that those Manchester United players who had been playing in the World Cup would be allowed to skip that pre season America tour, but, the new boss, Louis Van Gaal, has decided not to provide that allowance to anybody. He wants every member of the team together right since the start of the pre season.
Manchester United winger Nani helped Portugal stay in the World Cup 2014 after scoring one of the goals in the 2-2 draw with the USA. This was the second group match for Portugal and they were coming on the back of heavy 4-0 defeat at the hands of Germany in the opening match. As a result, they needed to get a result at all costs in order to stay in the tournament. Nani, who has been heavily linked with a move in the last few weeks, put his concentration on the football and scored the opening goal after just five minutes.
Manchester United winger Nani’s future at the Premier league outfit has been clouded under a lot of doubt for the last few months. The player came close to leaving the club last summer, but he was persuaded by new manager David Moyes to sign a new contract at the club. He ended up signing a five-year deal back in September, but that has proved it by only a temporary respite for the transfer speculation surrounding the Portuguese international. Nani featured very less in the second half of the season and he does not seem to be in the plans of the next manager as well.
Manchester United winger Nani was widely expected to leave the club in the summer, but he performed a U-turn and signed a new contract just a few months after the arrival of David Moyes. However, it seems that he is not part of Moyes’ plans right now and he could leave in the summer.
Manchester United’s Luis Nani future still remains to be undecided as he does not play any important role with Manchester United since the previous season but his inconsistency and injuries have made it unable for him to get into the starting lineup of David Moyes.
Rumors have been spreading around linking the Portugal winger with a possible move to Italy as Juventus, Inter Milan and Ac.Milan all interested in signing him and could be his next football destination.