Date: 3rd December 2012 at 1:45am
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Could the winger be used to tempt Madrid?

Could the winger be used to tempt Madrid?

One player who’s United future seems as dead as Mickey Phelan’s once Fergie retires, is Luis Almeida Da Cunha who now appears to be heading for the Old Trafford exit door. I’ve defend Nani ever since the naysaying started and given the choice would be happy to see him stay at United, however erratic his form may be. Nani’s a match winner and I for one am fully prepared to take the rough with the smooth, even if Sir Alex doesn’t seem to be anymore.

The Nani defence is pointless though as regardless of my feelings its obvious his time in a United shirt is coming to an end which makes me naturally think “how can we get the best possible deal for him?”

If the latest reports are to be believed then Real Madrid’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil is far from happy with his lot at the Bernabeu following the arrival of Luka Modric.

A few days ago the Sun noted:

United chief Alex Ferguson has asked to be kept informed of any developments and would be at the front of the queue if Real decide to sell.

…Fergie is hunting a successor to 38-year-old Paul Scholes, who looks set to retire for the second time at the end of the season.

If Real do choose to offload Ozil, the Spaniards would want double the £12million they paid Bremen.

The interesting side to all this is that Nani could well be the type of player Madrid could use. He can play on either wing, is obviously no stranger to playing alongside the likes of Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo plus is a native of Portugal which could sway Jose Mourinho. It’s no secret the ‘Special One’ has had a somewhat difficult relationship with some of the Spanish members of his squad and may well be keen to see a fellow countryman join the fray.

A swap deal involving Ozil and Nani could be the answer to everyone’s problems as the German would certainly bring a new dimension to our midfield play. It could be argued that Tom Cleverley would benefit no end from playing alongside someone as gifted at Ozil who would bring out the best in him, not to mention the likes of Anderson. It would also mean losing Nani wouldn’t simply be for money that’s going to go straight into the Glazer’s pockets rather than buy anyone United really need.

Doubters of the possibility of such a deal will point to the fact Ozil has featured in every La Liga game for Madrid this season, while optimists may remind us that he’s also been subbed eight times in the league alone while also been named on the bench twice. It’s also worth noting Ozil has been mere bit-part player in the Champions League, failing to even get a game at the Etihad.

Whether Sir Alex Ferguson is genuinely interested in Ozil remains to be seen, but if he is, then maybe his pal Mourinho would be tempted to part with his young German if it means he can acquire Nani as part of the deal.

Do United really need Ozil? Is a player with over 100 assists in the past five seasons someone we could ignore? Can we afford to lose Nani? Feel free to comment suggest and abuse below:

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19 responses to “Nani For Ozil? Yes Please!”

  1. joe says:

    Well from my own perspective. United has got many unworthy players, from carick, young, valencia to welbeck and flecher. Atleast we need talented people not such. Ozil is the right option to the camp

  2. el lyeno says:

    man utd shud not sell nani,anderson can go nd ozil shud come in.

  3. zack says:

    nani is a world class player i’m a united fan and i dont want nani to leave give him a chance and stop pressure him and u will get the best out of him

  4. Mustapha says:

    leting nani go is a very big mistake, nani is far beter dan young, pls let him stay we ned him. Talking of ozil yes we ned him 2inprov our mildfied.

  5. Andrew says:

    Yeah Jose Mourinho will not let Ozil leave Real Madrid. He wants to win the Champions League and he knows Ozil is key for his side. You said it yourself with the fact that he has assisted over 100 goals in 5 years. I think that is incredible. Also Mourinho will not fancy the inconsistent Nani.

    I think Nani time with Man Utd is finished and I hope Inter Milan or Juventus will arrive to sign him in January. I think he needs a new club and a separation is the best course for both parties. We need new blood in the team. I think Ferguson has touched the diamond formation, but its the way forward for the club. We need to keep Valencia and Young, and then bring in players capable of playing both wide and in the middle, for example James Rodriguez or Isco.

    Another reason we won’t pursue Ozil is because of the forgotten man Shinji Kagawa. This lad is absolutely key to Man Utd and will make the diamond formation work when he arrives. He will take the position behind Rooney and Van Persie.

    ……………Dea Gea…………





    ……..Van Perise….Rooney…….

    • James says:

      You have no idea what you’re talking about. All you glory whore fans aren’t true Manchester United fans, you don’t know anything. You wanna talk about consistency? Lets talk. Nani has started not even half the games Valencia has this season, yet has a better goal to assist ratio than he does. Nani: 3 goals 2 assists to Valencia’s no goals and no assists. Nani’s inconsistency is just a bandwagon for you false fans to jump onto. Only a season or two ago he was named Manchester United’s player of the year, had the highest assists in the EPL (third highest in the world) and was considered to be the most dangerous winger in the world (other than ronaldo ofc) so before you speak know what you’re talking about. Also the introduction of Lewandowski to our squad proves your formation wrong too, rooney will be shifted to the midfields most likely whereas Lewandowski and RVP will be pure strikers.