Man United 3 Liverpool 0: Van Persie admits touch before Mata goal
Robin van Persie admits he headed Ashley Young's cross before Juan Mata headed home
Robin van Persie admitted that he got a touch on Ashley Young’s cross to Juan Mata for Manchester United’s second goal in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Liverpool.
With United leading 1-0 thanks to Wayne Rooney’s 12th-minute opener Van Persie got a faint touch on the ball before Mata headed home, meaning the goal should have been ruled out for offside.
And Van Persie said: “I got a touch, yes. I have to be honest, so you can put that down as an assist!”
The Dutchman scored United’s third in the 71st minute and was delighted to help the Red Devils notch up their sixth straight win.
“The fans were absolutely brilliant today from start to finish,” he continued. “They were our 12th man and we needed it at times.
I think in those games it’s always important to score first. At times we were a bit sloppy but overall we kept the ball well.
“David De Gea was absolutely brilliant like he always is. It’s not often a team wins 3-0 and the goalkeeper is man of the match.”