PHOTO: Manchester United star’s pledge

Manchester United winger Nani says that he will give his all to help Portugal succeed at the World Cup in Brazil.

Manchester United winger Nani has had a very disappointing season. The winger struggled with injuries and poor form, and there were doubts on whether the 27-year-old would make it to Portugal’s 23-man World Cup squad.

However, the Euro 2004 finalists coach Paulo Bento kept faith in the former Sporting Lisbon star and included him in the team. And now Nani has pledged to do his all for Portugal in Brazil, posting the following message on social networking site Twitter:

Portugal will be one of the favourites heading into the World Cup in Brazil, but they do have a tricky group. Germany, Ghana and the USA are their opponents in Group G, and although the Seleccao have a certain Cristiano Ronaldo, they could still stumble.

It will be important for Nani to have a good World Cup. The 27-year-old’s form is poor and there have been strong suggestions that United could sell him this summer.

However, Nani is a player with quality and at 27, he should be reaching his peak. Playing for his country in football’s biggest tournament is certain to make him give his all, and maybe, just maybe, that will help him recapture his old form and convince new United manager Louis van Gaal that he can still be an important part of the Red Devils team next season.

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