Man Utd will not sell Nani

The 23-year-old is frustrated by the lack of regualr first-team football at Old Trafford and has been linked with the likes of Milan and Benfica.

“Some big clubs have been mentioned for Nani, like Milan and Benfica, but there has been no contact made with us – and we wouldn’t entertain selling him anyway,” Ferguson is quoted by the Sunday Mirror.

“He is only 23. If someone came in for Nani in January we would tell him that he is going absolutely nowhere.

“He’s a young boy and he wants to play – and he might get a chance against Spurs in the Carling Cup this week.

“He has suffered because Valencia’s form has been excellent and because Obertan has emerged as an interesting player.

“It is no criticism of Nani, but the way things have developed in the last few weeks have gone against him.

“I have spoken to him and told him that he must take his chance when it comes along.”