Nani is back for Manchester United, but is he back for good?
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson claims Nani has made his job difficult. The Portuguese winger has picked up his form, something that has made it harder for Sir Alex Ferguson to rotate the squad.
It appears as if the Old Trafford boss will be losing a winger during the summer transfer window, but it won’t necessarily be Nani. Sir Alex Ferguson admits he had a selection headache ahead of the FA Cup match against Reading. Nani drew first blood in the game and then assisted in the winner.
The recent signing of Wilfried Zaha means Manchester United now have Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Shinji Kagawa, Danny Welbeck, Ryan Giggs and Nani as wingers in the squad. Sir Alex Ferguson most definitely have to cull at least a winger from his squad to manage squad rotations.
Nani came off the bench during the first-half of the game to replace an injured Phil Jones. The 26-year-old winger scored in the second-half before setting up Javier Hernandez for Manchester United’s second goal in a 2-1 scoreline.
“Nani's got great talent and I had a feeling he would win the game for us,” Sir Alex Ferguson said after the game. “You could see he was right on form and he had two great strikes straight away and he was a threat to them the whole night.
“If he keeps that form up it makes my job even more difficult,” said Sir Alex Ferguson, whose side now has to face Chelsea in the next round of the FA Cup.
Now it’s up to Sir Alex Ferguson whether he wants to test Nani in the Premier League. Nani has made only 10 appearances in the Premier League this season, but luckily Manchester United face Queens Park Rangers from the bottom of table this week. With a 12-point-lead to boast about, Sir Alex Ferguson might just give Nani a startup call.
Earlier in the season, Sir Alex Ferguson said Nani had till the end of the season to prove his worth to Manchester United. Well, there are 12 games left in the season and Manchester United are still in the Champions League. Therefore, Nani still has ample of opportunities to pass Sir Alex Ferguson’s test.