Nani worried about ‘excess time on the bench’

Updated: Jun 25, 2011, 17:58 PM IST

London: Manchester United winger Luis Nani is headed for talks with club officials after being concerned over his first-team status.

Nani’s stay at Manchester United has grown uncertain after he was left out of United``s Champions League final side,a newspaper reports.

Now, with the 20 million pound signing of England winger Ashley Young, Nani fears more time on the bench.

The 24-year-old was in sparkling form for the Premier League winners last season, finishing top of the assists chart with 18 whilst also chipping in with 10 goals - though he was left out of the starting line-up for the Champions League final.

“I am very happy at United. This has been my best season but I can do much better. I am still young and will get more opportunities” Nani was quoted as saying before the high profile signing of Young.

United return to training on July 4 and Nani will seek crunch talks with Ferguson to see exactly how much first-team action he should expect in the new season.