Nani has signed a new four-year deal with Manchester United that will keep the former Sporting Lisbon player at Old Trafford until 2014. The 23-year-old winger has experienced a renaissance in recent weeks after a disappointing start to the season that culminated in rumours of the player’s departure in the January transfer window.
The new deal will increase the player’s wages, previously in the third tier of earners at Untied, to an estimated £65,000 per week.
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract. It has been like a dream come true to play for Manchester United,” the Portuguese winger told club mouthpiece ManUtd.com
“The coaching staff have taught me so much about the game and I’m playing alongside some of the best players in the world. I’m looking forward to winning many more trophies with this team.”
Nani, who has appeared 96 times for United, including 72 starts, with 12 goals for the club. He also has 33 caps for Portugal and is likely to feature in his nation’s squad for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa this summer.
“Nani is an emerging talent within the team and has developed tremendously since joining the club,” added Sir Alex Ferguson.
“We are delighted he has signed a new contract and I am sure he will have a long and successful future here at Manchester United.”
It’s a certainty very few fans held with conviction just a few months ago.