Manchester United maintained their challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool away from home.
United headed into the game at Anfield on the back of a 3-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur and made it two wins out of two.
Spain international midfielder Juan Mata opened the scoring as early as the 14th minute, and the Red Devils got a numerical advantage when Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was sent off in the opening minute of the second half.
Mata made it 2-0 to United just before the hour mark with a sensational strike, and although Daniel Sturridge halved the deficit in the 69th minute, Louis van Gaal’s side picked up the three points.
Victory over Liverpool at Anfield means that United are now fourth in the Premier League table with 59 points from 30 matches, five points clear of Brendan Rodgers’s side, who remain fifth.
Following the match, United stars took to social networking site Twitter to revel in the triumph.
Very happy tonight. Fans were amazing. @juanmata8 great goals. Should of let him take penalty. And the United fan in the kop. Brilliant— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) March 22, 2015
Big big result. These are the ones that you remember A lot more than just 3 points Mr @juanmata8 magic just magic— Michael Carrick (@carras16) March 22, 2015
Great win in a very special game for all our fans and for us! A victory to be very happy about! pic.twitter.com/uHBOAojsQk— Ander Herrera (@AnderHerrera) March 22, 2015
What a great victory!We really played as a team fighting for each other with the fans in our back!Keep on fighting! pic.twitter.com/qB0zjKZahG— Daley Blind (@BlindDaley) March 22, 2015