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.

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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