Rafael admits Man United’s performance at Liverpool ‘wasn’t great’
Rafael admits Manchester United's performance at Anfield left a lot to be desired but was thrilled with the three points
Rafael concedes that Manchester United were far from their best against Liverpool on Sunday but was thrilled to see his goal help the Red Devils claim three points.
Ten-man Liverpool took the lead shortly after half-time through Steven Gerrard, but Rafael’s sublime left-footed strike levelled the score, and Robin van Persie’s penalty secured the victory for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men.
The win kept United within a point of early pace-setters Chelsea – and Rafael admits a victory at Anfield is always a result to relish.
“It’s a very important three points,” Rafael told MUTV. “It wasn’t a great performance from us but in the last five years we haven’t won here so we’re very pleased.
“It’s definitely the best goal I’ve scored for United. 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.”
Rafael added: “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.”