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Nani gets crash course in unmarked police car chase

by Sean Goff | February 16, 2013

CRASH COURSE: Nani in car accident ahead of Reading game on Monday

Manchester United winger Nani has escaped unhurt after his £180k Bentley was involved in a collision with an unmarked police car on his way home from training on Friday.

The Red Devil’s winger reportedly looked dazed after the accident in Stockport when police were responding to a 999 call.

The Portuguese international – who has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford – was reportedly still in his training gear when the accident happened as United prepare to play Reading in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Monday night’s game could afford the want-away winger a rare opportunity to showcase his talents after failing to even make the bench in United’s 1-1 draw away to Real Madrid in the Champions League last Wednesday night.

The 26-year-old has only a year left on his current deal and looks set to sold in the summer to make for recent signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace.

Liverpool’s first-leg conquerors in the Europa League last Thursday night Zenit St Petersburg tried to buy him last summer but the players is thought to favour a move to  Spain or his native Portugal.

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said:

At about 6.40pm on Friday 15 February 2013, an unmarked police car responding to an emergency call was travelling along Gatley Road at the junction with Kingsway, Stockport. As the police car entered the junction it collided with a Bentley, Continental.

The passenger in the police car received minor injuries and only minor damage was caused to both vehicles.

The police driver has been suspended from driving duties in line with normal procedure.

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