Manchester United defender Rafael: Liverpool result 'very pleasing'
Manchester United full-back Rafael is 'very pleased' to have collected three points from the league encounter with Liverpool, despite an under-par team performance.
Rafael, 22, scored his side's equalising goal in the 2-1 victory, before Dutchman Robin van Persie added a winning effort from the penalty spot late on in the match.
The Brazil Olympic squad member praised the composure of his colleague, who was forced into a long wait ahead of taking the spot-kick, as well as celebrating a hard-earned three points at a notoriously difficult ground for the Red Devils.
“Both clubs have a great history and we had to respect that, then we got the three points, which is so good for us,” Rafael told reporters.
“It wasn't a great performance from us but in the last five years we haven't won here so we're very pleased.
“Robin van Persie had to wait a long time to take his penalty. It might make some people anxious but he is a top player and he found the net.”