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Nani uncertain on Manchester United future but still loves the club

Utathya Nag
3.23K   //    26 Feb 2015, 17:49 IST
Nani is enjoying a successful loan spell with Sporting Lisbon

Luis Nani has said that Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has not spoken to him during his loan spell but insisted that he still loves the club. Nani has been in a season-long spell to Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon from Manchester United.

Nani has been in fine form during his tenure at Sporting and has previously stated that he still harbours hope of resurrecting his United career next season.

However, when asked if the United boss has spoken to him this season, the Portugal international said, “No. I receive some texts from [executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward. He texted me about the goal and the great season I am having here.”

Nani is under contract with United until 2018 after signing a 5-year deal in 2013, and insists that the club still has a place in his heart.

He said, “At the moment I just focus on my job here. I'll do my best and get in the best condition I can, then come back as strong as possible and see what the manager or the club want from me.”

“I love Manchester United. I love the club. The only decision I made to go away was to play more and be me again because I lost a lot of things there last season, because of injuries and the change of the manager. The new manager didn't know me well and a lot of things changed. I needed to play regularly to be happy.

The Portuguese has started in 18 matches in Liga Sagres this season, having scored four goals for Lisbon in the process. His form in the Champions League precedes his domestic form as he currently has 5 goals and 2 assists from five games this season.

“You never know the future. It depends on a lot of things. If Man United want me to stay then, with a different mentality, I think we can work well next season, but it's a lot of things to discuss and see,” he adds.