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Nani

28-Year-Old Midfielder     Sporting CP        Full Name: Luis Carlos


Portugal

Birthdate:  November 17, 1986    Birthplace:  Praia, Cape Verde    Nationality:  Portugal    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  146 lbs    

February 27, 2015    Nani News

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Nani said that he is still interested in returning to Manchester United after his current loan to Sporting Lisbon expires, reports Sky Sports.

Nani said his move to Lisbon was in an effort to play more frequently, and that he still loves Manchester United. He added that he has had some message exchanges with Manchester United executive Ed Woodward.

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January 26, 2015

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Nani said that he believes he still has a future at Manchester United despite spending the season on loan at Sporting Lisbon, reports the Daily Mail.

Nani joined Sporting on loan when Marco Rojo came to Old Trafford, but Nani still has three years remaining on his current contract with Unit. The midfielder also said that it was his choice that he return to Portugal, and he is using the experience to gain experience and prove his worth.

November 26, 2014

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Nani scored a goal and assisted on another in Tuesday's 3-1 Champions League victory over NK Maribor. He was Sporting Lisbon's most active attacker with seven shot attempts and two on target.

Nani now has four goals and two assists in the group stages of Champions League play this season. He finishes group play with a trip to Chelsea where he had five shot attempts (none on target) in the first meeting at home.

September 18, 2014

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Nani scored his first goal for Sporting Lisbon after joining the team on loan from Manchester United, reports the Daily Mail.

Nani helped Sporting to a 1-1 draw in the Champions League against Maribor. Nani is on a season-long loan to the Portuguese side after being deemed surplus to manager Louis van Gaal's future plans for Manchester United.

August 19, 2014

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Manchester United have sent Nani on loan to Sporting Lisbon, the BBC reports.

Seven years after Nani left Sporting, he returns as a player who could barely find time at Manchester United and was not a part of new manager Louis van Gaal's plans this season. The good news is that he now has an opportunity to play Champions League football this season.

August 18, 2014

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Nani came on for Chicharito at half time of Manchester United's 2-1 loss to Swansea City on Saturday. Nani was brought in to help the attack, but finished with zero shots on goal.

Chicharito only got the start because Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck (knee) were out, and Nani only got in due to Chicharito's ineffectiveness. Manager Louis van Gaal clearly has not spot for Nani, who has been heavily linked to a move back to Portugal recently.

June 22, 2014

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Nani took an errant clearance from the US' Geoff Cameron and banged home the opening goal in Portugal's 2-2 draw on Sunday at the World Cup.

Nani is coming off a terrible season at Manchester United but got one of the easiest goals in the tournament so far to put Portugal up 1-0. They would eventually lose the lead but Varela saved the day with a goal only seconds from the final whistle. Portugal needs a big win against Ghana on Thursday for a shot at the knockout round.

May 6, 2014

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A potential move to Juventus for Nani has reportedly been blocked by Manchester United's heir-apparent manager Louis van Gaal, according to the Daily Mirror.

Reports suggest that the Italian team has been told that the expected move would be put on hold as Nani is considered as part of Van Gaal's plans for the club. It doesn't appear as though the expected new manager wants to lose Nani prior to taking charge of the club.