Portuguese midfielder Nani says that he has not been speaking with Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal.
This appears to suggest that the Dutchman does not see the Portuguese winger as part of his plans. Many were sent back to Portugal on a loan deal to his former club Sporting Lisbon. He has been having a great time in Portuguese football by contributing through goals and assists. This has increased speculation that he may get a second chance at United. However, Nani’s latest admission that he does not speak with Van Gaal has once again increased the transfer rumours.
Nani says that he has been only in contact with Chief executive Ed Woodward, who was instrumental in agreeing a new contract with the Portuguese only last season. After coming very close to joining Juventus in a £ 10 million deal, Nani signed a new five-year contract. Since he is just two years into this contract, it puts United at a perfect time to sell him at a good price after having brought him for around £ 25 million in 2007. During his seven years at United, Nani made close to 250 appearances in all competitions. He has won several Premier League and Champions League medals.
“No [talking with Van Gaal]. I receive some texts from [executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward. He texted me about the goal and the great season I am having here.I knew with the new manager it would be more difficult because of the new system and my position in it.I knew it would be hard to play. I decided to go to Sporting because it was an opportunity to come home, feel comfortable, get games and feel strong again.At the moment I just focus on my job here,” said Nani.