Manchester United ace given ultimatum over a deal
Manchester United has told Nani the club will not improve his original contract of £90,000-a-week and he will be sold if he has higher aspirations.
The portuguese winger, whose contract with the Premier League leaders expires in 2014, would have previously turned down a £130,000-a-week offer and is considering his options now that Old Trafford bosses had gone back on the renewal bid, The Sun reports.
Should the 26 year-old decide not to take the offer, the club would look for buyers for the player and start the search for a replacement.
Nani joined Manchester United in 2007 in a £14 million transfer from Sporting Lisbon and, with only one year left on his contract, the club does not want to risk to lose him without making any profit.
It is believed that the Portuguese is unhappy about the lack of playing time this season. With only 16 appearances so far in all competitions (10 in the Premier League), Nani thinks he can give more to the Red Devils and refuses to settle with the substitute role.
However, manager Alex Ferguson is aware of the Portuguese ability to decide games and has expressed his desire to keep him, especially after the game-winning performance against Reading in the FA Cup tie last week.
“We want to keep him. He’s one of the best match-winners in the game”, Fergie said, adding up that performances like that will end up giving Nani the place he claims for in the starting XI.