Nani confident of United progression

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Manchester United winger Nani expects experience to be the key factor ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League clash in Basel.

The Red Devils know a defeat would see them crash out of the competition at the group stages following some disappointing results in previous matches, most notably a home draw against their Swiss opponents back in October.

However, United have a fantastic recent track record in the competition, winning it back in 2008 and reaching two further finals in '09 and '11. It all stands Sir Alex Ferguson's side in good stead ahead of the pressure-cooker clash.

"We're used to this kind of pressure and we have enough experience to go to Basel and win," said the Portuguese international.

"Manchester United have been in this competition for many years. We have the spirit, experience and maturity to win this game.

"A situation like this brings out the best in the team. It will make everyone in the side concentrate."

Nani did admit disappointment at United's last effort in Group C, throwing away a 2-1 lead to share the spoils with leaders Benfica.

That result has left the side in their present predicament, and Nani insists the result was not a reflection of the way the game played out at Old Trafford.

"We were much better than them but we missed a lot of chances," he added.

"We then let them score two goals when they did nothing."

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