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Nani urged to swap Manchester for Italy – should he?

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Countryman Nuno Gomes has stated that the winger should jump at the chance to move to Serie A.

Former Portugal striker Nuno Gomes has urged compatriot Nani to leave Old Trafford, with a move to Italy the preferred destination.

There have been reports linking the tricky winger with switches to either Juventus or Inter, which the ex-Benfica forward feels would be a sensible move for the Manchester United midfielder.

"Nani approached by Juventus and Inter Milan? He is undergoing an unhappy period, cannot express himself in the best way,” Gomes told TMW.

"Leaving Manchester for Italy would be a good solution for him.”

Nani has been consistently linked with a move away from the Premier League champions over the last 12 months, with the Portuguese trickster not having the same impact on matches as he once had.

These rumblings were put to bed temporarily after the player signed a new five-year contract earlier in the year, but he has struggled for time on the pitch under David Moyes.

The winger has only started four Premier League games this season for the champions, and will be keen to maximise his time on the pitch ahead of next summer’s World Cup.

But, should Nani stay and fight at Old Trafford, or look for a new challenge in Italy?

It is likely that the Portugal international will have increased competition for places at United after the January transfer window, as Moyes looks to add to his creative midfield options.

Links to the likes of Marco Reus and Alessio Cerci have been commonplace in the media, and if another wideman was to move to Old Trafford, Nani’s chances to play could well become extremely limited.

That said, the United faithful will remember the 2010-11 season, where Nani was one of the side’s most influential players and played a considerable part in helping the team to win consistently.

Undoubtedly talented, the winger just needs a run of games to build up some momentum and get his confidence back.

At the moment he seems to play with his head down, and his body language suggest that he lacks the assurance that he has become renowned for over the years.

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