Man Utd winger Juan Mata, writing in his weekly blog, has expressed his delight at the special win over bitter rivals Liverpool.
“As you know, a win against Liverpool is always special,” wrote Mata
“It was a good game, we tried to take the initiative from the beginning and, although we didn’t create good chances in the first 45 minutes, we played almost all the time in Liverpool’s half of the pitch.
“Daley’s great goal unblocked the game. The explosion in Old Trafford was something very special, not easy to describe with words…”
“Overall, it was an important win for many reasons,”
“We were able to overcome Rooney’s absence, our new team-mate Martial scored his first goal, De Gea received a warm ovation from the fans.
“I think it was one of those perfect days, and I hope we can enjoy many more in Old Trafford this season. I’m very happy for Anthony, it’s a dream debut and I’m sure this is going to be the first goal of many.”