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Manchester United winger Nani insists the best way to beat Champions League opponents Marseille at Old Trafford is to go on the attack from the very first whistle.

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United played out a dull 0-0 draw in the first leg of their last-16 tie in France and now Sir Alex Ferguson's side must beat Marseille in the second leg to reach the quarter-finals.

The duo clash on March 15 at Old Trafford and Nani believes a greater degree of urgency will see off the French champions.

"We need to make sure we are positive and strong from the start in the next game and do our best to try and score an early goal," Nani said. "Our performance last night wasn't the best. We worked hard but sometimes things don't turn out how you'd hope.

"We have another opportunity to get the job done in the next game and with our supporters behind us we know we have a fantastic chance."

Before they get the opportunity, however, United face a series of fixtures that will determine much about their quest for silverware on the domestic front.

On Saturday, they head to Wigan looking to re-open a four point gap on Arsenal ahead of trips to Chelsea and Liverpool, before tackling the Gunners themselves on March 12 for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals, providing Arsene Wenger's men dispose of Leyton Orient next week.

The magnitude of these fixtures is certainly not lost on Nani.

"We have some massive games coming up," he said. "The next few weeks are going to be very important for us. We are focused on winning every game because we know the results in the next few matches could prove decisive."

Question marks about United's title credentials ahead of that run of three away games but Nani's team-mate Nemanja Vidic does not believe they have any foundation.

"I am not surprised by where we are. The table shows where we should be,'' said the United skipper. "In some games we scored a goal in the last minute but there were others, at Everton and Fulham for instance, when we conceded them.

"We are where we are. We have the points we should have overall.''


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