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Nani: I want to stay at Utd and produce my best

ESPN staff
July 31, 2013
Nani has pledged to produce his best for Manchester United © PA Photos

Nani has deflected talk of a move by insisting his ambition for the season is to help Manchester United retain their Premier League title.

Earlier this week Monaco claimed the Portugal international had been offered to them, sparking renewed speculation about his long-term future. As Nani's contract expires in 2014, United have to either sell him now or risk losing him for nothing next summer.

But the winger, who joined United in 2007, said he is focusing on securing his fifth league title in his time in England.

He told MUTV: "I hope to win the league again and, for my personal wishes, I want to be at my best and score a lot of goals. Like I said, I just need to be at my best and then everything will come together."

After scoring 10 goals in each of the two previous seasons, Nani only struck four times last year during an injury-hit season, and more recently he missed United's pre-season tour of Asia and Australia after undergoing surgery on his nose.

But he scored twice in Monday's 2-0 win at Crewe and hopes to be fully fit for the start of the season.

He added: "It's always nice to get back to work and start training with all the team-mates. Of course, all my team-mates have been in Asia but I have been training with a couple of them and it's nice to feel the grass, feel the atmosphere again and start to prepare for the new season.

"I'd played two friendly games already and am preparing well in myself. I hope, when the season starts, I will be at my best to help the team.

"I think there's still a lot of work [to do] but, in one more week, then I will be at my best."

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