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“We want to keep him, there's no doubt about that. He's capable of scoring incredible goals. He's one of the best match-winners in the game, and I include the whole of Europe in that. He has an incredible talent for winning matches. I want to keep him."

- Sir Alex on Nani

21/02/2013 22:35, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Boss wants Nani to sign

bench during Monday’s 2-1 win over Reading to score once and set up Javier Hernandez, earning ManUtd.com’s Man of the Match award as a result.

Now in rude health, the Portuguese winger has added to Sir Alex's already pounding selection headache with crucial matches in the title race, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League approaching – but as the boss admits, it's a welcome problem at this stage of the season.

“Nani was out with an injury for six weeks or more," said Sir Alex. "We sent him back to Portugal for treatment and tried to get the injury to settle. He's never really had an injury.

“Now he's back fit, training well, he's a consideration. There's no doubt about that. It gives me a headache because Antonio Valencia has been a fantastic player for us and I know Nani likes playing on the right.

"We like to play Nani on the left sometimes. We also have Ashley Young who can play on the left and we have Ryan Giggs who can play there if we want him to play in a different way. 

"Our options are fantastic. I think that puts us in a strong position."

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