Evra hails Man Utd goalscorers Rafael, Van Persie: It was a game for men

Patrice Evra hailed the character Manchester United showed in victory at Liverpool.

Rafael and Robin van Persie's goals brought praise from the full-back as his team-mates made the difference.

"When you are losing 1-0 at Anfield, it's really difficult to recover," he explained to MUTV. "It came straight away and what a goal! Rafael is different class and he scored with his left foot so I'm so happy for him!

"I said to Rafa I think he deserves it as he's working very hard. It's difficult to find a place now in this XI as the boss has many players who want to play. He said today it was a game for men and we showed that. I think we showed great character. I don't think we played especially well but we showed big character and that was most important today.

"I was anxious for the penalty. The player [Daniel Agger] was on the floor and taking his time and I was like: 'Whoah, what's going on here?' When Robin shoots, Pepe Reina went the right way but I think it was a good penalty with power and that's why he scored. It's why we buy some big players - for big games - and we need them."

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