Manchester United winger Nani has insisted that a win for his side against Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow would be a “shattering blow” for the Merseysiders.
The champions make the short trip to Liverpool on Sunday hoping to inflict a fifth successive defeat on Rafael Benitez’s men which would leave them 10 points ahead of their rivals after just 10 games.
Nani has rubbished reports of a loan return to Sporting.
The Manchester United winger has already declared that Cristiano Ronaldo's imminent exit will enable him to have more opportunities at Old Trafford.
And he reacted with bemusement to English press reports that he could rejoin his former club on a temporary basis next season.
Sir Alex Ferguson insists Nani is part of his plans for next season despite failing to make an impact during this campaign.
The Portuguese winger was said to be upset by his half-time substitution during the 5-2 win over Tottenham at the weekend, summing up a season in which he has started only six Premier League games – and not played the full 90 minutes in any.
Manchester United winger Nani acknowledges that his performances must improve in the second half of the season if he is to play on a consistent basis.
Ryan Giggs and his Manchester United team-mates may still believe they can win teh quadruple!
United are still in it to win it in the FA Cup and Champions league, whilst they top the Premier League adn are in the final of the Carling Cup!
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will have been frustrated by his side's wastefulness, with Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo guilty of throwing away obvious openings.
Manchester United winger Nani says he is happy with his start to the new season, and hopes to build on his recent good form and enjoy an even better campaign than his debut year in England.