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Man Utd hero Rafael says it will be ‘great’ if Liverpool are denied title and admits career highlight was beating them

MANCHESTER UNITED hero Rafael is not willing to let his club rivalry with Liverpool finish as he said it will be "great" if they are denied the Premier League title amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Liverpool are runaway leaders 25 points clear at the top, but the COVID-19 crisis has brought the season to a standstill with uncertainty what will happen next.

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Defender Rafael - who spent seven years at Old Trafford - refuses to stop the competition between United and Liverpool, who are on the verge of a first league title in 30 years.

And he revealed when United surpassed Liverpool to 19 league titles it was a career-high moment, and will do anything to see them remain on 18.

On his greatest success, Rafael told United's website: "I always say that when you get to 18 titles, and when you pass Liverpool.

"Everybody’s talking about 'stop the competition', no? They don’t get to 20!

"It will be hard for them (if the Premier League season is voided), (but) great for us!"

Jurgen Klopp and his side were just TWO wins off securing their first Premier League trophy, but with the season suspended indefinitely there have been calls to make the campaign null and void.

Meanwhile Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said this week there is “no way” Klopp’s men will not be named champs.

Either way Senegal star Sadio Mane is prepared to ‘accept’ his fate, as he said: “It has been difficult for Liverpool.

“But it has been more difficult for many millions of people around the world. Some people have lost family members, that is the more complicated situation.

“For myself, it’s my dream and I want to win it this year. I want to win the games and I want to get the trophy. If that’s not the case, I will accept, it’s part of life.

“With this situation whatever happens I will understand and hopefully we will win it next year.”

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