FOOTBALL NEWS

28/04/2009 13:40, Report by Nick Coppack

Nani has bright future

Sir Alex has rubbished suggestions that Nani will leave Old Trafford in the summer.

The Portuguese winger has started just six league games this term and was taken off at half-time on Saturday with United 2-0 down against Tottenham Hotspur.

Certain sections of the media have since claimed the 22-year-old’s United days are numbered, with Internazionale apparently keen to secure his services.

However, speaking before the Reds’ crunch Champions League semi-final first leg against Arsenal on Wednesday, Sir Alex revealed the Portuguese winger won't be leaving.

“Nani’s been unlucky this season," the boss said. “The form of Ji-sung Park has been absolutely outstanding and most of the time he’s kept Nani out of the team. He also picked up a little injury…

“So it’s been difficult for Nani to get a consistent run and that’s really been his problem. But he’ll be here next season and he’ll do very well for us."

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