Manchester United’s loaned out star Nani has revealed that he does not think departing Old Trafford is, at this point, a step back for any player, with his move to Sporting representing his preferred next step in his career, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Portuguese international winger’s move came as part of Marcos Rojo’s switch to Man Utd from the Portuguese side, with a one-year loan deal for Nani being part of the agreement.
It might be symbolic of how far Man Utd have fallen in the last year that Nani is insistent that moving to Sporting is not a step back for him.
He said: “I do not think that it’s a step back.
“I had other options but I decided to play at this club. It was my choice.”
Despite his comments, there is little chance that the Portuguese side will be able to cover Nani’s colossal wages after this season, with the maestro earning £120k a week at Old Trafford.
It seems likely, therefore, that this arrangement is only temporary, and Nani might end up taking another sidewards step and switching back to Manchester before next season.