Manchester United’s Nani signs new contract

Jul 19, 2012; Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM; General view of Old Trafford Stadium. The stadium will be one of the venues for soccer during the 2012 London Olympics. Mandatory Credit: Joe Toth-USA TODAY Sports

Manchester United signed Nani to a new five year deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2018. Nani credited David Moyes’ belief in him as one of the reasons he decided to stay.

“Playing at United has been a fantastic experience for me. When I came to the club, I never imagined the success we have enjoyed,” Nani said, via United’s official website. ”Training every day with top players who want to win trophies every year is a great motivation to me. 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.”

New manager David Moyes is pleased to have Nani locked in for the foreseeable future.

“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’s contract was set to expire next summer and he was getting interest from Juventus, Monaco, Galatasaray, Zenit St Petersburg and Anzhi Makhachkala over recent months. If Nani stays with United for the length of the contract he’ll be with United for 11 years when it expires.

Topics: Manchester United, Nani

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