The winger of Manchester United, Luis Nani, has been strictly told by the United management not to speak about contract issues in the media.

Nani had been put on sale by United during the pre season transfer window and the club was on the verge of selling him to the Russian club Zenit, but, at the last moment, Zenit decided not to buy the Portuguese winger. So, Nani has to remain with United till the mid season transfer window. According to some reports, Sir Alex Ferguson has clearly told Nani to concentrate on his game rather than thinking about a new contract.

Nani has been playing for United since the last 5 years. He had signed a 5 year contract with the club in June 2007. He played his first match for United against Shenzhen. That was a pre season friendly match and Nani scored a goal in his debut match. In his first season for United, Nani played quite well and his performance promised a lot. In the next season, Alex Ferguson gave him regular playing chances, but, he wasn’t able to cement his place in the first XI.

His performance in the last two seasons was way below par. His passing was erratic and many of his team mates were said to be unhappy with his approach on the field. Also, Nani wanted his wages to be increased which had pissed off the United management. These things prompted Alex Ferguson to put Nani on sale this summer. But, unfortunately, Nani’s transfer to Zenit wasn’t completed. According to some reports, Nani demanded a very high weekly salary which was not acceptable to the authorities of Zenit.

Nani has played 200 matches for United so far and he has scored only 40 goals in those matches. He is not likely to get many first team chances in the current season and he would have to spend most of the time sitting on the bench.

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