Manchester United fullback Rafael da Silva is eager to build on his goal in victory over Fulham.

It was his third goal for the club after earlier efforts against Arsenal away in 2008/09, and at home to Wigan in the following campaign.

"When I was younger, I played as a striker," Rafael told United Review, the official matchday programme. "I like heading the ball and it was great to score [against Fulham] - it was a really good cross by Ashley [Young] and I was in a good position. I enjoy getting forward - I just love football!

"Of course, as a player you can always improve something. I think I need to improve my defending and I have said this since I arrived here. I keep working hard at that and I will keep working to try and improve."