Nani: Leaving Man United for Sporting Lisbon not a backwards step

Nani insists that leaving Manchester United to join Sporting Lisbon this summer is not a backwards step

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Nani insists that leaving Manchester United to join Sporting Lisbon this summer is not a backwards step for his career.

The Portugal international moved back to the club on a season-long loan as part of the deal that saw Marcos Rojo seal a switch to Old Trafford.

I had other options but I decided to play at this club

Nani

However, the 27-year-old is adamant that his move back to Portugal was the best option for him and insists the decision to return to Sporting was his own choice.

“I do not think that it’s a step back,” Nani is quoted as saying by Tutto Mercato.

“I had other options but I decided to play at this club.”

“It was my choice.”

Nani joined United in 2007 and has won four Premier League titles and the Champions League with the Red Devils.

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