Robin van Persie has expressed his happiness at beating Liverpool after Manchester United had felt the importance of the fixture all week.
Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 on Sunday at Old Trafford with goals from van Persie himself and Nemanja Vidic to remain 7 points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League.
After the game, van Persie spoke with MUTV and said:
“Everybody felt the importance of this fixture during the week, and we are really happy with the result.
“We had a good first half and should have been more than 1-0 [up] in my opinion. It was only a one-goal difference so it was a bit tricky and they had a couple of chances, but overall I think it was a deserved win.
“It was a great game and a very honest game. The defence was great again, and it was a proper football game.”
Robin praised his Manchester United team-mates for his goal, with a fantastic fired cross from Patrice Evra.
He continued to say:
“It was an unbelievable goal with great combinations, Michael Carrick was involved, Danny Welbeck was involved, as well as Tom [Cleverley] and Shinji [Kagawa], and then it went out on the left to Pat, who put a really good cross in and it was a good finish.”
Liverpool made it difficult for Manchester United after Sturridge pulled them a goal back, RVP explaining:
“In the second half, Liverpool played for all or nothing with lots of attackers so we had to dig in and fight for each other, helping each other out where possible.
“We did that, and we fought hard. We got the result we wanted.”