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Nani Calls Signing Man Utd Contract For David Moyes the Worst Moment of His Life

Nani Calls Signing Man Utd Contract For David Moyes the Worst Moment of His Life

Former Manchester United winger Nani has lifted the lid on David Moyes‘ disastrous reign at the club and even called signing a new contract for the Scot the worst moment of his career.

The Portuguese midfielder joined Valencia earlier this summer, following an impressive showing for his country at Euro 2016, where he scored three goals.

But as the 29-year-old prepares for his first-ever season in Spanish football, it appears he still isn’t over the cruel nature of his exit from Old Trafford.

Just three months after Moyes took over from Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, Nani was handed the bumper five-year contract, thought to be worth £100,000 per week, but he would only manage to fulfil a little over 12 months of it.

He made just 13 appearances under Moyes and was loaned to Sporting Lisbon by his predecessor Louis van Gaal, who eventually sold Nani permanently to Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

In an interview with the Guardian, Nani said: “It could have been the best moment of my life but it turned into the worst.

“After you sign a contract like that, you think all the people will be behind you and help you. And you see the opposite.

“Then the stress comes. I was down and, when it’s like that, of course, the injuries come too. It was a bad moment. It was something that made me very down, very disappointed.”

Nani also revealed that van Gaal told him he’d be way down the pecking order at United if he chose to stay and fight for a starting berth.

He added: “He told me that, if I wanted to stay to fight for a position, then good but I would not be his first option or maybe even the second.

“I said: ‘No. I have been here for many years, I have been very important to this club and I think it’s time to decide.’ I wanted to play every game in the starting XI.”

What do you make of Nani’s comments? Did United let him go too soon?

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