Manchester United transfer news: Nani believes he still has a future at Old Trafford as he 'loves' the club


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Portuguese winger Nani could yet have a future at Manchester United after admitting he still "loves" the Premier League club in the same week that he scored a goal that was so good it reduced him to tears.

Nani also revealed that he remains in regular contact with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward during his season-long loan spell with Sporting Lisbon, which has looked to bring an end to his time at Old Trafford.

The 28-year-old returned to his homeland as part of the deal that brought Argentina international Marcus Rojo to United in the summer, but he has since explained that he could yet have a future with the Red Devils.


The winger revealed Woodward has been in touch to congratulate him on his good form and the midfielder appears open to the possibility of staying at United once his loan at Sporting expires.

"I love Manchester United," the Portuguese told the Guardian.

"The only decision I made (last summer) was to play more and be me again, because I lost a lot of things there last season due to injuries and the change of manager.

"You never know the future," Nani added.

"It depends on a lot of things. If United want me to stay then with a different mentality I think we can work well next season but there are a lot of things to discuss and see."

Nani has been in good form since his move to Portugal, scoring eight goals in 25 appearances.

He broke down in tears after scoring his latest goal last Sunday - a dipping long-range volley in the 2-0 win against Gil Vicente.

Nani believes he still has a future at Manchester United

The 28-year-old, who joined United from Sporting in 2007, said he was overcome by emotion because of "personal stuff".

He also revealed Woodward messaged him to congratulate him on scoring the goal.

"I receive some texts from Ed Woodward," Nani said.

"He texted me about the goal [on Sunday] and the great season I am having here."

Additional reporting by PA