Former Man United legend Nani has expressed his disbelief at recent transfer rumours linking himself with a return to Old Trafford. The Portuguese star claimed he is “as shocked as anyone” by the news and said there had to be some sort of logical explanation.
“Honestly, I couldn’t believe it when I googled myself this morning,” an exasperated Nani told FMFN, outside Portugal’s Euro 2016 camp. “I mean me, Nani! Going back to Man U? Even the Sun couldn’t make something sh*t like this up.”
Appetite for a reunion from United fans is minimal and the straight-talking Nani didn’t mince his words: “Aside from maybe Anderson, I’m probably the last person United supporters want to see around there.”
In a recent manutd.com poll of “Portuguese wingers you’d most like to see back at Old Trafford”, the Fenerbahçe star placed third behind Bebe, with the pair receiving almost 3% of the votes between them.
In one last desperate effort to explain “these ridiculous rumours”, Nani suggested Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Old Trafford may have played a part. “It must be a Portuguese thing or something. I mean it’s the only rational explanation.”
If by some miracle the rumour actually turns out to be true, Nani expects to learn a lot from the Special One. “I really think under Jose I can finally discover how the hell to beat the first man while crossing a ball.”