Man Utd fullback Rafael: My best ever goal!

Rafael da Silva is proud of his goal for Manchester United in victory at Liverpool.

Rafael da Silva is proud of his goal for Manchester United in victory at Liverpool.

The Brazilian right-back cancelled out Steven Gerrard's opener with a sublime left-footed curling effort on 51 minutes, before Robin van Persie's penalty conversion sealed victory.

"It's a very important three points," Rafael told MUTV. "It wasn't a great performance from us but in the last five years we haven't won here so we're very pleased.

"It's definitely the best goal I've scored for United. It was a good moment to get it because it was so quick after they scored. If we hadn't had scored them we might have got a little bit nervous so it was an important time to get the goal.

"I was so pleased [to score] for the fans," he added. "They always give me such great support and I know this is an important game for them so I'm very happy."

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