Manchester United winger Nani has admitted that he is unsettled at the Old Trafford club over the lack of first team opportunities that he has been granted over the last year, putting his future at the club into doubt, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Portuguese international moved to Sporting Lisbon in the summer as part of the big money move that led to Marcos Rojo joining the Red Devils.
That deal is only temporary, however, and the assumption was that Nani would return to Man Utd at the end of the season.
A new contract handed to Nani last season by manager David Moyes means that he has another four years to run on his contract.
The terms of his deal also mean the player earns a staggering £120,000 a week, which Man Utd are still paying.
Nani has been in blistering form at Sporting, and might not be too happy to return.
He said: “I am very happy how it is going at Sporting.
“That is what is happening. It is going well. It has turned out very good for me. It has made me very confident again for the future.
“Yes I had to get away from United to achieve this. I saw the opportunities at United were going to be less for me so I had to make a choice.
“I had been at Old Trafford for a long time, for seven years, and I think I needed a little time away to understand and find my confidence again.
“I am enjoying my game again. Football is the best thing in my life.
“Football has given me everything and I when I play I really enjoy myself so I want to play all the time.
“That wasn’t happening at United. When I don’t play I am very disappointed.”