Portuguese winger Nani has reiterated he stills sees a future for himself at Old Trafford with Manchester United, according to the Daily
The 28-year-old was used by incoming United boss Louis van Gaal as bait in luring Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon to the club – Nani joined his old side on loan as part of the deal.
The winger has spoken of his desire to return to Portugal as part of the deal as he was struggling for form, fitness and happiness at United.
However he is adamant this does not mean he wishes to leave on a permanent basis and still sees his future at the Premier League side beyond the end of the season – the player has three years still to run on his current contract.
He said: “The club know my value and I know they want me to stay.
“It was me who made the choice to leave the club and it was a good decision by me because I knew if I stayed one more season at Old Trafford, it would be very hard for me.
“I just need someone to believe in me, trust me and my qualities, and give me an opportunity to show them on the pitch.”
Nani’s return home has seen an impressive rise in form, showing glimpses of the talent that were all too brief in a United shirt.
He has bagged seven goals from 19 appearances for Sporting.
For the Red Devils, Nani has played 228 times since joining back in 2007, scoring 40 goals in that time.
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