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United's Nani welcomes Young signing, will not quit

Last updated on: June 27, 2011 12:12 IST

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Manchester United winger Nani has no plans to quit the English champions following the signing of Ashley Young last week and said on Monday that he welcomed the competition for a place in the starting lineup at Old Trafford.

Nani, who did not start the Champions League final loss to Barcelona last month, had been linked with a move away from Old Trafford by British media reports but the Portuguese said he was looking forward to meeting his new team mate.

"Of course I have to welcome everyone they sign, I think Man Utd is a fantastic club. When they bring in new players, they know if it is good for the team or not, and this (Young signing) has to help them," Nani said in the suite of his hotel in Singapore.


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"It is good for the team, we want more (players) to help us to win trophies," added Nani, who was in southeast Asia to help promote the Peter Lim Scholarship scheme for the Singapore Olympic Foundation.

The 24-year-old explained that his experiences competing with the world's most expensive player, Cristiano Ronaldo, for a place in the Portugal lineup and previously in the United first team meant he was not concerned by the prospect of reduced appearances following Young's arrival.

"I've been there (at United) when Cristiano was there, Cristiano was one of the best players in the world. At that moment (I had no) worries about him (taking my place)," Nani said of the player who joined Real Madrid in 2009.


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