Date: 26th March 2010 at 5:31pm
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Luis Almeida da Cunha, commonly known as Nani, has signed a new contract at Manchester United which will keep him at the club until 2014.

He told manutd.com: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. It has been like a dream come true to play for Manchester United.

‘The coaching staff have taught me so much about the game and I’m playing alongside some of the best players in the world.

‘I’m looking forward to winning many more trophies with this team.”


So, he won’t be sold, Sir Alex hasn’t run out of patience and the player hasn’t given up. He has a future here after all. But of course, considering his performances in the last two months, it’s not a surprise.

Ever since being recalled in January, Nani has been showing steady improvement. He had excellent games against Fulham, Hull and most importantly, Arsenal where he ran the show in the first half and even when he wasn’t that influential he provided moments of absolute quality: brilliant assists against Milan and Fulham, a good all-round contribution against Liverpool and Manchester City.

The criticism and the time spent on the sidelines did him a world of good and now there is a faint hope that he might fulfil his vast potential. It is great news as it would have been a shame had this young man been wasted as he’s got talent and he could become an important member of the squad for the next few years.