"Danny has the ability to score. In some games he just wasn't quite in the right place but I wish he hadn't scored because I would have got the assist!" Rafael laughed. "But it's a good thing he's back among the goals.
"I think that is the best position he plays in, in my opinion. He plays well there. He runs a lot behind the defenders, and I hope he can keep playing the same there."
United's next outing is in the Capital One Cup quarter-final at Stoke City on Wednesday, but after that follows a sequence of four Barclays Premier League games in a week-and-a-half and Rafael is targeting some important points to climb further up the table.
"We've always been good in this period, so I hope we can get the wins all the way into next year."