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Santos bemused by Nani's exit

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Nani believes he still has a future with Manchester United next season

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson breaks down how Manchester United will line up given their recent run of injuries.

Nani is hopeful he can resurrect his Manchester United career, despite being deemed surplus to requirements by the club this season.

Nani, 28, returned to former side Sporting Lisbon in the summer on a one-year loan as part of the deal that took Marcos Rojo to Old Trafford.

The Portugal international, who has scored five goals during his time back at Sporting, has three more years left on his United contract after the current campaign.

And the winger believes he still has a future at Old Trafford,...

6 days ago

Portugal boss Fernando Santos bemused by Nani's Man United exit

Portugal manager Fernando Santos says he is preparing Cristiano Ronaldo to face Argentina, not for a one-on-one match against Lionel Messi.
Nani in action back at Sporting Lisbon this season.

Fernando Santos does not understand why Manchester United let Nani leave but believes Portugal are reaping the benefits.

The winger has scored five goals in 14 games since rejoining his former club Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan in the summer.

He had only started 14 Premier League games in his previous two seasons at Old Trafford and while Santos is glad Nani is featuring regularly again, he was bemused by Louis van Gaal's decision to allow the 28-year-old to leave.

The Portugal manager said...

Nov 16, 2014

Marcos Rojo: I went on strike at Sporting to force Man Utd move

Marcos Rojo insists that Manchester United are 'one of the best clubs in the world', having joined the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon.

Argentina defender Marcos Rojo has said he went on strike at Sporting Lisbon to ensure they would not deny him a move to Manchester United.

And he revealed former United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron intervened to tell him to return to training with the Portuguese club.

Rojo joined United for 16 million pounds in August but only after problems surrounding third-party ownership threatened to scupper the deal.

The 24-year-old, who helped Argentina reach the World Cup final and caught United...

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Nov 11, 2014

Nani not aware of any return to Manchester United in January

Nani's goal was equalised late by Maribor after Luka Zahovic took advantage of a mistake by the Lisbon defence as these two end in a 1-1 draw.

Nani said he is unaware of any clause in his loan agreement with Sporting Lisbon that dictates a potential return to Manchester United in January.

"I don't think there is any such clause but that is for others to solve," Nani told reporters in Almancil during Portugal's practice ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifier vs. Armenia. 

The Portugal winger rejoined his former club for the season after he was deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford by new manager Louis van Gaal. He has revived...

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Nov 5, 2014

Highlights: Sporting Lisbon 4-2 Schalke

Three second-half goals propelled Sporting Lisbon to a 4-2 victory over Schalke.


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