Juan Mata has spoken of his delight at scoring two goals in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Liverpool this afternoon.

It feels amazing. The game was massive for us because of the position in the table, the rivalry and the history between the two clubs. I think today is the happiest day since I came to the club. I am very happy for the fans, for the team and happy with the performance and the three points. The second goal was nicer, it was a good pass from Angel and I just tried to score with my first touch. But overall I think the performance of the team was the key for the win. I am very happy because of the goals, but I am happy about how we performed, how we defended. We knew that Liverpool were going to push until the end and we fought. I think we played better against 11 players than against 10. It was tense, they had nothing to lose and they were more dangerous in that situation where you just have to be offensive and create chances. And they have the players to do it. I think we kept our shape well and didn’t allow so many chances. It’s tough to play here at Anfield but it was a great game.