Man United transfers: Nani signs new five-year deal

Manchester United winger Nani says he is encouraged by the faith David Moyes has shown in him after penning a five-year deal

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Nani joined United from Sporting Lisbon in 2007 Photo: The Sport Review

Nani says he has been encouraged by the faith which David Moyes has shown in the winger after penning a new five-year deal at Old Trafford.

The Portugal winger has decided to extend his stay at the Red Devils despite a summer of relentless speculation linking the 26-year-old with a switch to Turkish champions Galatsaray.

Nani has produced mixed form since moving to United in 2007, but endured a particularly disappointing 2012/13 campaign as he racked up just two goals in 10 Premier League appearances.

Moyes’ arrival represents a fresh start for Nani, and the United midfielder is determined to seize his chance over the coming season.

“Playing at United has been a fantastic experience for me,” Nani told United’s website.

“When I came to the club, I never imagined the success we have enjoyed.

He added: “I’m very happy that the new manager has shown this faith in me and I’m looking forward to helping the team compete for more honours this season.”

Moyes, who replaced Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this summer, said of Nani: “I’m really pleased Nani has re-signed for the next five years.

“He has great ability and experience beyond his 26 years. I’ve been impressed with his approach to training and look forward to working with him in the coming seasons.”

Nani has scored 40 goals in 217 games, winning eight trophies, after joining the Premier League champions from Sporting Lisbon in 2007.

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