Nani eager to prove his worth to Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson
Manchester United’s out of favor Portuguese winger Nani is determined to prove his worth manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Rife rumors suggest Nani is no longer welcome at Old Trafford and Sir Alex Ferguson is looking for a way to offload him this summer.
Nani’s current contract with Manchester United expires in June next year, which is why this summer would be the perfect time to sell him off. Sir Alex Ferguson is keen on selling Nani for a profit, as a matter of fact the Scotsman put him up in the transfer market during the winter transfer window; but no progress was recorded.
Juventus came up with a bid for Nani, but Sir Alex Ferguson was uninterested to sell him for a cut-price. Matters will be very different this summer though. Manchester United understand they will have to sell off Nani this summer rather than risk losing him for a cut-price or for free next year.
Manchester United are seeking a buyer willing to shed £17 million on the winger. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are showing growing interest in Nani, although none of the clubs have stepped forth with an official bid.
Club insiders suggest Nani is going to be given a chance to prove himself in the eyes of Sir Alex Ferguson before the end of the season. The 26-year-old Portugal international was a controversial red in a surprising start against Real Madrid in the Champions League last week.
“I want to show the manager that he can trust me and he can believe in me in every match,” said Nani, speaking for the first time since Manchester United’s contentious defeat to Real Madrid. “I want to show him my contribution can help win games. So I'll keep working hard to make sure I'm ready to respond every time I get a chance.”
Nani has only managed to appear in 17 games and score four goals for Manchester United this season. The Portuguese forward lost three months (November to January) to an unfortunate hamstring injury. Nani limped off the field in Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea in what seemed to be a continuation of his injury. However, Nani is expected to report to duty in this weekend’s game.
“My confidence is high and I think the best is still to come from me,” Nani added. “This is my time and I think I can be important for the team in these big games. Because I was injured for two months, it means I'm fresh now when some other players are starting to get tired.”