Manchester United


Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho have recently suggested Nani’s move to Sporting Lisbon may be as way of launching his career back to limelight with the Portuguese struggling to hold down a starting berth in Manchester United.

Although he has been a valuable player in the past, chances that Nani will return to Manchester United is limited especially with the recent arrival of Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao.

Nani is a good player and probably one of the few wingers that will always give defenders a tough time on his good day.

His ability to take on players as well as his pace makes him frightening for most defenders.

He was once regarded to as the player to replace Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United but the 27 year old have failed to live up to the expectations as he has struggled in the last two years to get himself into the first team selection.

His arrival added more options for Manchester United but his recent performance showed he is not as good as earlier mentioned by many.

2011 and 2012 was very good for the winger scoring important goals and making so many more for Sir Alex Ferguson United side but struggled to make a real impact in Ferguson’s last season and couldn’t redeem himself under David Moyes.

Manchester United played 4-4-2 formation during Ferguson’s time at Old Trafford that saw great wingers produced at the club.

Players like Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Park Ji Sung and Nani all played as wingers but the resignation of Ferguson in 2013 means there is a different life and atmosphere in Old Trafford.

There is currently a change of system from playing outright wingers to playing more versatile players.

Manchester United under David Moyes maintained the wing play system but failed to create enough chances from it.

In fact the team looked clueless with every attacking wing play move which adds to the dropping of wingers to the bench under Louis Van Gaal.

Antonio Valencia due to his ability to play form the defence is presently a backup for Rafael Da Silva and Ashley Young may be on the bench for long as he will struggle to compete with Di Maria, Januzaj, Rooney and Mata for a place.

The change of system surely doesn’t favour Nani and apart from him been included as part of Rojo’s deal, it is a good move for him to build the confidence he lost in recent years.

Nani is still a good player on the average but his future does not look bright in Manchester United with the new summer signings and it is important he understands and decide to leave o return from the present loan deal.

A move away from Old Trafford will help him maintain whatever confidence and improvement he builds in Sporting and for the best of his career, finding a new club is the key.

Nani is obviously not needed in Manchester United any longer and a return to the team is highly unlikely.