The Portugal international, who featured extensively under Sir Alex Ferguson, was part of the exodus at Old Trafford following Louis Van Gaal’s appointment in July 2014 and formed part of the deal that saw Marcos Rojo go the other way on a permanent deal.
Having now rediscovered some of his best form at the Estadio Jose Alvalade, Nani hopes to now return to the Red Devils and fight for a place in the first-team, admitting that the loan switch has helped him get over some of the troubles that saw him fall out of favour.
“You never know the future. I love Manchester United,” the 28-year-old Portuguese told the Guardian.
“The only decision I made (last summer) was to play more and be me again, because I lost a lot of things there last season due to injuries and the change of manager.
“It depends on a lot of things. If United want me to stay then with a different mentality I think we can work well next season but there are a lot of things to discuss and see.”
Nani added that he is in regular contact with United executive Ed Woodward and revealed that he congratulated him on his latest goal, an excellent long-rang volley in the 2-0 win over Gil Vicente at the weekend.
“I receive some texts from Ed Woodward,” Nani said. “He texted me about the goal [on Sunday] and the great season I am having here.”