The name of Luis Carlos Almeida Da Cunha may not be one that everyone at Old Trafford looks back on fondly when it comes to his time at United.
After all, Nani, as he’s known to the world, was arguably the most infuriating player since Dimitar Berbatov when it came to showing us the ridiculous to the sublime in equal measure on such a regular basis. Yet for all Nani’s faults- of which there were many- it’s worth noting there was a list of achievements, performances, goals, trophy wins and awards which make his time at United a successful one and suggest he’s worth far more than the £4.25 million he’s being sold to Fenerbahce – pending a medical.
Let’s not forget, Nani scored a penalty in the Champions League final, a brace in the derby day Community Shield, a cracker against Liverpool to round of a rout at Old Trafford, left Arsenal red faced in another rout in the FA Cup against Arsenal – leaving Arsene Wenger to actually complain about his showboating, won four titles, two league cups, a Champions League and players player of the season.
At 28 years of age Nani is far from past his best and while some people may point to the fact he’s got three years left of a £100k a week deal at United, it is still shocking the club cannot get more for a player who’s achieved so much and still has a lot left to offer,