Man United’s Patrice Evra: Winning at Anfield is one of the best sensations
Manchester United's Patrice Evra describes beating Liverpool at Anfield as "one of the best sensations" following Sunday's victory
Patrice Evra described winning at Anfield as “one of the best sensations” after the Red Devils came from behind to seal a 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Sunday.
The home side were reduced to 10 men in the 39th minute after Jonjo Shelvey was punished for a tackle on Jonny Evans – but Reds took a deserved lead through Steven Gerrard’s volley after the interval.
However, Rafael equalised with a spectacular strike in the 51st minute and Robin van Persie netted from the spot to seal three points for the Red Devils.
“It’s unbelievable,” he told United’s website. “To be fair, I always say one of the best sensations is when we win at Anfield.
“We’ve been coming here for four years [almost five years], a long time and I’ve not been seeing a dressing room like that with smiles on the faces after the game. I want to win against Liverpool.
“If I play badly or play well, I just want to win and that is what we did.”
United right-back Rafael described his effort against Liverpool as one of his best goals, and the Brazilian was delighted with the timing of his strike just six minutes after Gerrard had put Liverpool in front.
“It’s definitely the best goal I’ve scored for United,” Rafael added.
“It was a good moment to get it because it was so quick after they scored. If we hadn’t had scored them we might have got a little bit nervous so it was an important time to get the goal.
“I was so pleased [to score] for the fans. They always give me such great support and I know this is an important game for them so I’m very happy.”