Former United assistant: Nani can 'move to a big foreign club' after loan spell

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Carlos Queiroz has faith in Nani's ability to come good at Sporting Lisbon.

Plenty of players came in at Manchester United this summer, and plenty also went out - including winger Nani.

The Portuguese international has left the club on loan for the season. He has left United to join former club Sporting Lisbon on loan for the season as part of the deal that brought Marcos Rojo to the club - and United are even supplementing his wages to the handsome fee of £4.8 million.

But while Louis van Gaal may not have been a fan of his Sporting fans are buzzing after the return of a prodigal son, and they swarmed around the player upon his return to the Jose Alvalade this summer.

Things did not start well for Nani at the club. He missed a penalty on his debut, which did not immediately endear himself to his fans.

But they kept faith, which certainly worked out well. He has now scored three goals in six games for the club - an impressive record for a player cast out from Old Trafford.

But one man who believes the move is a good thing is a former Manchester United assistant in Carlos Queiroz. The 61-year-old.

The former assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson played a big role in bringing Nani to United from Sporting Lisbon in 2007, using his connections at the Lisbon club to help broker a deal.

On top of that he was also his international manager for two years with the Portuguese national team.

And he feels the return to his first club is perfect for Nani, and may very well lead to a move elsewhere.

He told Maisfutebol:

"Nani will bring an added value, something different, to the solidity that Sporting begins to represent. I think the signing of Nani was a good decision: not only for the club but for Nani himself. He needed this challenge. It will be good for him to stand out and I'm sure that at the end of the season one of two things will happen: either he chooses by feeling and stays at Sporting, or he will come back to move to a big foreign club."

One thing for certain is that Queiroz sees no future for Nani at Manchester United. But if he continues to play as he has for Sporting since making the loan switch - he might just find himself another big move.

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