It was a case of mission accomplished for Reds winger Nani after he helped United earn a 1-1 draw against Valencia and qualify for the Champions League knockout phase as Group C winners.
A point on Tuesday against the Spanish side secured United's position among the top seeds for next Friday’s Last 16 draw and ensured the Reds will not face fellow group victors Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.
It was a job well done, according to the Portuguese international, who was unlucky not to add a second United goal shortly after Anderson’s 62nd minute equaliser. Nani told MUTV: "Valencia are a great team and they played some fantastic football – one or two touches, every player involved. It’s difficult to play against a team like that, like Barcelona.
"But we did well and we should have won the game because we created a lot of opportunities to score more goals. Still, it was a good result because we finished in first position.
"Before the competition started, we wanted to finish first in the group and we did it. Now we are happy and we wait for the next team. We have to be confident because we know that if we are to get to the final we’ll have to face strong teams."
"Before the competition started, we wanted to finish first in the group and we did it. Now we are happy and we wait for the next team."