Manchester United winger Luis Nani has revealed it was one on one talks with David Moyes that convinced him to stay at Old Trafford after a summer of uncertainty.
Having entered the last year of his contract and with questions over his role in Moyes' squad, the Portuguese international was largely tipped to leave Old Trafford this summer with Monaco and Galatasaray suggested as possible destinations.
The 26-year-old dismissed such possibilities by signing a new five year contract with the Premier League champions late last week, a contract that will keep him at the club until 2018.
And Nani has now revealed the role Moyes had in his decision to turn down offers from elsewhere and continue plying his trade in Manchester.
"I am very content with my new deal at Manchester United," Nani told the Daily Mirror. "This summer was not was not easy but after a lot of thought and talking to David Moyes I believe it was the best solution.
"I feel I can offer many things to United. I had other important offers but without a sufficient challenge to make me want to leave United.
"The coach would not guarantee me a place in the XI more than any other player. I know I must work hard to get into this team.
"That is my objective for this season."
The former Sporting Lisbon star fell out of favour under Sir Alex Ferguson last season, and would start just six Premier League games.
The winger's season ended on a sour note when he was controversially sent off in United's Champions League second leg clash against Real Madrid at Old Trafford, going on to make just three more appearances after that incident and failing to complete any of them.
But having overcome a groin injury he suffered towards the end of United's pre-season campaign, Nani made his first appearance of the season when he was introduced from the substitute's bench against Liverpool at the beginning of the month.