10/02/2013 09:23, Report by Adam Marshall
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Rafael: All about the points now

Manchester United defender Rafael appreciates Everton will be tough opponents but the Brazilian is fully focused on taking another step towards regaining the Barclays Premier League crown.

The Reds go into this game in hand already nine points clear of second-placed Manchester City following the champions' shock 3-1 defeat at Southampton on Saturday. But Rafael and his team-mates need no reminding that Everton caused a famous upset at their expense last season, coming back from 4-2 down to draw 4-4 on a dramatic afternoon at Old Trafford.

"Right now, I think we have to get the points in all the games," insisted the right-back in an exclusive interview with United Review, the Reds' official match programme.

"It’s important to take three points. It doesn’t matter how we get them, we just have to get them.

"It’s always difficult when we play against Everton. They have a good team and you can see they are always in the top five, at least, this season. When we play them at Goodison Park and at home, it is a tough game to play and, this time, it will be no different."

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In Sunday's programme

The Everton issue of United Review includes:

* Rafael interview
* Sir Alex's exclusive notes
* Gary Neville column
* Lee Sharpe recalls 1990/91
* Opinion from Paddy Crerand

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