Rafael: We lost but I enjoyed every moment!
Beloved former full-back Rafael says he'll be back to supporting the Reds full-time after Basaksehir's defeat...
Rafa, not the result you wanted obviously. But first of all, did you enjoy coming back here and playing here? "Of course, not the result we wanted, but I really enjoyed playing on this pitch again. It was a pleasure." Obviously, a difficult start for you. To concede those goals early on makes it so difficult, doesn't it? "Of course, it's already difficult to play here at Old Trafford. When you concede goals like this it's even worse. But we get back one goal, we had one hit the crossbar. We had chances. But at the end we lost. Usually, I'm not happy when I lose a game, but today I enjoyed every moment." What was the message at half-time, because you came out as a different team? "We had nothing to lose. You know, in games like this we have nothing to lose. The manager said that: try to enjoy, try to play a little bit forward, like what we did. In games here at Old Trafford when you're losing 3-0, it's already hard. But we get back and we try our best. Well done to the guys." You got forward as well and you had a shot with the left foot. You were dreaming of glory, weren't you?! "[Laughs] If I'd scored that one! I tried! But it was far from the goal. But I try, I try. You never know. I scored some left-foot goals here in Manchester! I tried my best but I couldn't score." Back to supporting United again now? "Of course. I just spoke with Ole. I hope United get all the wins they need, because Ole's a good manager, a good guy, and I hope he does very, very well in this club."