Rafael da Silva opens up about his stay in Manchester United

Submitted on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 13:41

Almost the entire playing career of the Brazilian player Rafael da Silva has been spent with the Premier League side Manchester United.

Rafael along with his brother Fabio da Silva both joined United in January of 2008.

Fabio left the English club in 2014 while Rafael da Silva stayed until 2015 but even though Rafael remained at Old Trafford for such a substantially long period of time, it doesn’t necessarily mean that he had the best of times with the English club as he actually struggled to get playing time and the Brazilian player has spoken up about what was going on with the club and himself as well as what was one of the main reasons of why he eventually decided to make his way out of Old Trafford.

According to Rafael da Silva, Louis van Gaal was one of the main reasons which played a big role in his own departure and the 25 year old player believes that Louis van Gaal simply dislikes Brazilian players and this also affected other players in the team which eventually left Old Trafford as well.

"I don't know, sincerely. I don't know what to say about that because I was the only one at United, since Anderson left before. I know this history that he doesn't like Brazilians but I can't say: 'Oh, he doesn't like Brazilians'. I know that he didn't like me but, if that's because I'm Brazilian, I don't know.’’ Rafael da Silva said as he responded to questions in relation to his time spent in Old Trafford.

When Sir. Alex Ferguson was in charge of Manchester United; Rafael da Silva was getting more playing time as the Brazilian player but ever since the Scottish manager announced his retirement from managing clubs, the career of Rafael da Silva took a slump but he is attempting to get it back on track after joining Lyon.

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