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Nani never entertained leaving Man Utd

Even when he was struggling for form at Old Trafford, Manchester United winger Nani insists he never thought about quitting the club. While most United fans would have been glad to see the back of the Portugal star during last month's transfer window, the 23-year-old has become one of the most influential figures in the Red Devils' title surge.

Nani is now in line to face Aston Villa, which would be his fifth start on the trot, and welcome redemption that has earned him long overdue respect from the United faithful.

"I never wanted to go," he told the Manchester Evening News.

"When you are feeling low and things aren't going well, you do feel alone and there have been times like that. But I never thought about quitting and going back to Portugal.

"I was in a bad position sometimes and it wasn't easy to get back up again. Of course, your confidence does suffer on occasions and you get down.

"But I have shown I don't get depressed too easily. I am a strong personality. If you are not a strong character then it will drag you down.

"I am not like that. I am sure I have the quality to be one of the best in the world. I can achieve that."

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