Manchester United defender Rafael: "It's very important we get back to winning at Old Trafford”
Rafael insists its important Manchester United beat Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
After consecutive defeats against Everton and Newcastle United at Old Trafford, a victory is needed to get United back on track. It would also guarantee top spot in Group A
"It's very important we get back to winning at Old Trafford," Rafael told MUTV. "It's our home and we have to play well here for our supporters. We should do this on Tuesday.
"Of course, everyone is disappointed with the results [against Everton and Newcastle United] and the way we played. Now we must bounce back and try to get the wins again.
"It's important to win the group. We were a bit unlucky last season [to be drawn with Real Madrid] but it's always important to get first place. The Champions League is special. Ever since I came, I think it is special all the time for Brazilians.”
Rafael has made seven starts for Manchester United this season. After Shakhtar, David Moyes' side face Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday.