Date: 8th January 2010 at 5:30pm
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There is a silver lining for Nani, even now: he might still make it at Old Trafford. Granted, after publicly criticising Fergie and generally failing to show any progress whatsoever you would rate his chances pretty lowly but hey, he’ll have roughly five more months for him to change everything: his agent believes he won’t be sold in January.

“There are always links and stories about Nani, but I am sure that he will not leave Manchester United in January,” Jorge Mendes told Goal.com.

“In the summer? Maybe, after the World Cup. But, at the moment this would be too difficult and he will not leave Manchester. Any talk of a move will have to wait.’

Nani: bags of skill, good pace, fine crossing. Nani: frustrating inconsistency, alarming lack of intelligence. Which is the real Nani? Unfortunately, it appears that both and it is very unlikely that we can get the tendency to infuriate out of his system in a mere five months. But here’s hoping that the spring, the rebirth of Nature will also herald the rebirth of the Nani of 2007/08 – a player of genuine potential, a fine wide attacker who can cut it at the highest level.