Man United transfers: Nani is NOT for sale in January, says Ferguson

Man United transfers: Sir Alex Ferguson insists Nani is not for sale in January amid reports linking winger with move to Arsenal

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Nani is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury Photo: The Sport Review

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Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out the possibility of selling Nani in the January transfer window, insisting the Portugal winger has a future at Manchester United.

Nani, who is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent months, with Arsenal reportedly keen on luring the 26-year-old to Emirates Stadium.

But Ferguson insists he has no intention of cashing in on the winger, who signed a new four-year contract with the Red Devils in March 2010.

“He’s injured,” Ferguson told United’s website. “His contract’s not up for a year-and-a-half. Yes, absolutely [he has a future at the club]. Why would I want to let him go?

“Obviously his people have been negotiating with [chief executive] David [Gill] about a new contract but I don’t know what stage we are at with that. But we won’t be letting him go.

“We need a Nani. He offers something different from the other players. He’s an incredible talent, the boy’s a great talent.

“Unfortunately, he’s injured at the moment so we sent him over to Dubai for a break and hoping a bit of warmth will help him in his recovery. He’s not far away but he’s far enough away. I don’t think I’ll get him back until probably the middle of January.

“It’s a hamstring injury he’s got. A player like Nani has never had a hamstring injury ever – I don’t think he’s ever had many injuries with us. But he’s got it right in the top and it’s a bad one.”

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