It's a pity that Nani will be denied the chance to showcase his new found form at Wembley at the end of the month.
The regulation three-match ban for his ugly lunge on Aston Villa's Stilian Petrov means he will miss the Carling Cup final against the same opponents on February 28th.
It will be a great shame as to play on England's biggest stage would have been a fitting reward for the Portuguese winger whose inspirational performances over the last few months have helped sustain United's Premier League title challenge.
It is a remarkable turnaround when you consider he has been linked with the exit door since last summer.
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