Saturday's match at Old Trafford is also the first of seven Barclays Premier League matches in just over five weeks for United, before entering the even busier December period. This provides an opportunity to build some serious momentum, although Nani is only looking at the short term.
"It is a good time for us," he said. "We had a very good result last time against Newcastle before the international break so we are confident and it is a good time to start to believe. But we do not set long-term targets - our only target is to always win the game and to finish on top."