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Nani Earned Himself A Future At Old Trafford

Nani Earned Himself A Future At Old Trafford

Luis Almeida da Cunha, commonly known as Nani, has signed a new contract at Manchester United which will keep him at the club until 2014.

He told "I am delighted to have signed a new contract. It has been like a dream come true to play for Manchester United.

'The coaching staff have taught me so much about the game and I'm playing alongside some of the best players in the world.

'I'm looking forward to winning many more trophies with this team."

So, he won't be sold, Sir Alex hasn't run out of patience and the player hasn't given up. He has a future here after all. But of course, considering his performances in the last two months, it's not a surprise.

Ever since being recalled in January, Nani has been showing steady improvement. He had excellent games against Fulham, Hull and most importantly, Arsenal where he ran the show in the first half and even when he wasn't that influential he provided moments of absolute quality: brilliant assists against Milan and Fulham, a good all-round contribution against Liverpool and Manchester City.

The criticism and the time spent on the sidelines did him a world of good and now there is a faint hope that he might fulfil his vast potential. It is great news as it would have been a shame had this young man been wasted as he's got talent and he could become an important member of the squad for the next few years.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Friday March 26 2010
Time: 5:30PM


He's been here for over three years and most of that he played second fiddle to a number of players. He has the talent and given the time he will make an impact with us. And us investing in more "potential" in his stead will mean another wait for new players to settle in. Considering how much of a difference keeping faith in the players we already have makes a difference in their improvement, as is the case with Fletcher, I think we would do better to keep players like Nani and give them a decent chance to prove themselves.
26/03/2010 17:52:00
nani was never the next ronaldo,he was special in his own place,but the pressure of being like ronaldo was killing him.
26/03/2010 18:38:00
His best performances have been on the right in my view. Even when he has gotten assist or goals from the left, the rest of his overall perfomance on that flank has left something to be desired. I'm happy to have him in the squad, but I'm not convinced that he will be our long term solution on the left wing - I'm still hoping for someone with abit more creativity, intelligence, vision and consistency - and maybe even a left foot!
26/03/2010 20:21:00
I dont think hes good enough to be Giggsys replacement, but I hope he can syep up in the short term until we find someone who can be (or sign Joe COle lol!)
27/03/2010 17:05:00
Again the boy shows his talent! When he shows flashes like he did today, it makes you think he could really be something if we give him a chance.
27/03/2010 19:32:00
Over the last 2 months he has been fantastic and yesterday night he proved it again that he has left the old Nani behind which is great news for us,hopefully he won't look back now and I hope he can take Giggs' left wing and make it his own.
Antriksh (abmtd)
28/03/2010 08:08:00
I'm not quite sure he has left the old Nani behind - he still turns up for 10 minute spells every now and then.
28/03/2010 14:00:00
Its better than seeing the old Nani for the whole game I guess but he has come a long way in my eyes,there was a time when he was about to be shown the exit door and now he has been rewarded with a new contract.Give him time and he will get even better,he is still pretty young.
Antriksh (abmtd)
28/03/2010 14:53:00
Well deserved after recent performances lets just hope he can hold this standard but for me I would like to see Anderson given a year extension at least so he actually gets given his chance to prove his worth before losing him.
One United 23
28/03/2010 20:35:00
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