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01/02/2011 23:31, Report by Nick Coppack

Nani targets unbeaten term

Not content with equalling a club-record 29 games unbeaten in the league, Nani says he wants the Reds to go the entire season without defeat.

United’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Tuesday night matched the Reds’ incredible run in 1999; now, Sir Alex’s men will make history if they avoid defeat at Wolves on Saturday afternoon.

“We hope to finish the season unbeaten,” Nani told MUTV. “But we know it will be very hard. We’ll work hard to win those games, though.”

Against Aston Villa, Nani was one of the Reds’ brightest sparks, linking well with Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov. He was unlucky not to win a penalty when Richard Dunne blocked his run in the first half before laying on the Reds’ second goal with a lovely curling cross.

Rooney’s finish, his second of the game, sent the Reds 2-0 up on the stroke of half-time and Nani believes the striker will now flourish.

“Wayne hasn’t scored a lot of goals recently but he’s been very important for the team.

“He’s been working really hard every game. Sometimes things don’t go the way he’d like them to but I think tonight was his best performance of the season. From now on he’ll be very important for the team.”

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