Nani puts United exit rumours to bed

Nani has played down suggestions he wants to leave Manchester United after revealing he’s “very happy” at the club and that contract negotiations are progressing.

It was said that the Portugal winner wanted to quit Old Trafford in the summer after becoming disillusioned after talks over a new deal hit a standstill with Sir Alex Ferguson rumoured to be targeting Porto’s James Rodriguez as a replacement.

The 25-year-old has now revealed that discussions over extending his stay at United are ongoing and believes he has the support of Ferguson having become an integral member of the first team.

As he approaches the 200 appearances mark Nani has moved to downplay fears that he could depart the Red Devils reaffirming his commitment to the club he arrived at in 2007.

“We will see,” Nani is quoted by the Times of India when asked about his future. “I am very happy at Man United and have been there five years and won every title.

“The manager has great faith in me and that’s what is important. My agent is negotiating and we’ll see what happens.”

Having felt the disappointment of relinquishing the Premier League title to local rivals Manchester City and losing out in the semi finals at Euro 2012 Nani is hoping to channel that heartache into ensuring United are swimming in silverware next season.

He added: “That’s football – you are always going to suffer disappointments and you just have to deal with them.

“Football is like life and so there will be times when you suffer a big disappointment.

“It hurt to miss the league title in the last minutes, City had incredible luck that day. Hopefully next season is our turn and it’s up to us to make that happen.”

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