Mar 16, 2014 at 1.30pm UK at ​Old Trafford
Man UtdManchester United
0-3
Liverpool

Rafael (32'), Vidic (71')
Vidic (77')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Gerrard (34' pen., 47'), Suarez (83')
Flanagan (31'), Gerrard (37'), Skrtel (54'), Sturridge (84')

Rafael da Silva's game preparations 'disrupted by birth of his child'

Manchester United's defender Rafael Da Silva controls the ball during a friendly football match between AIK and Manchester United on August 6, 2013
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Manchester United's Rafael da Silva reportedly only had a few hours' sleep before his side's defeat to Liverpool due to the birth of his latest child.

Manchester United's Rafael da Silva reportedly did not have the ideal preparation for Sunday's match against Liverpool due to the birth of his child.

The Brazilian gave away a penalty during his side's 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford, but escaped receiving a second booking and sending-off for the handball offence.

According to The Mirror, Rafael only managed to get some sleep from around 5am after being present at the birth of his latest child.

Manager David Moyes granted Rafael permission to attend the birth of his baby before the match.

Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring his and Liverpool's second goal against Manchester United in the Premier League at Old Trafford on March 16, 2014
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