Nani commits future to United until 2018

Portugal winger Nani said he was "looking forward to helping the team compete for more honours" after signing a new five-year contract with Manchester United FC.

Nani joined Manchester United in summer 2007
Nani joined Manchester United in summer 2007 ©Getty Images

Portuguese international winger Nani has signed a new five-year contract that ties his future to Manchester United FC until June 2018.

Nani, whose previous deal was due to expire next summer, has been at Old Trafford since joining from Sporting Clube de Portugal in May 2007. He has scored 26 goals in 135 top-flight appearances for United, winning four Premier League titles, two League Cups, the 2008 UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.

"I'm really pleased Nani has re-signed for the next five years," said manager David Moyes. "He has great ability and experience beyond his 26 years. I've been impressed with his approach to training and look forward to working with him in the coming seasons."

Nani, who has represented his country 66 times, added: "Playing at United has been a fantastic experience. When I came to the club, I never imagined the success we would enjoy. Training every day with top players who want to win trophies every year is a great motivation. I'm very happy the new manager has shown this faith in me and I'm looking forward to helping the team compete for more honours."

United begin their quest for a fourth European Cup at home to Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Tuesday 17 September. They will also come up against FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Sociedad de Fútbol in Group A.