Robin van Persie, who has now scored against Chelsea, City, Arsenal, and twice against Liverpool, has reflected on today’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool.

“It was an unbelievable goal with great combinations,” Robin told MUTV. “Carrick was involved, Danny Welbeck was involved, as well as Tom and Shinji, and then it went out on the left to Pat, who put a really good cross in and it was a good finish. It was a great goal – especially the build-up. 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 it should have been more than 1-0 in my opinion. 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. We didn’t really want that because when you have a two goal lead you want to keep it for as long as possible and they scored after five or six minutes. Then we had to go again and we had to find the right balance to try and score a third goal but not forget our defensive work. 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.”