RAFAEL OPENS UP ON UNITED EXIT

Submitted on Thu, 11/25/2021 - 08:08

Brazilian defender Rafael da Silva has opened up on how he left Manchester United reluctantly six years ago. Rafael da Silva left the Red Devils in 2015 under the Louis Van Gaal managerial reign.

Rafael da Silva talked extensively about his Old Trafford exit in an interview with English publication The Athletic last year. According to the Brazilian international, Dutchman Van Gaal told him to leave Manchester United without any explanation and that he was informed that the experienced manager didn't like Brazilians.

RAFAEL DREAMS PREMIER LEAGUE RETURN

Submitted on Wed, 11/10/2021 - 15:29

Brazilian defender Rafael da Silva still has hopes of making a return to the Premier League as revealed by the player in a recent interview with Sky Sports. According to him, it would be amazing to play Premier League football once again.

RAFAEL: ISTANBUL BASAKSEHIR MAJOR HONOURS REVEALED

Submitted on Sun, 10/17/2021 - 16:25

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Brazilian defender Rafael da Silva was an Istanbul Basaksehir player for just one season and during his time at the club, he didn't win any major trophy. As a matter of fact, Rafael da Silva joined Istanbul Basaksehir shortly after the club won the Turkish Super League title for the first time in their history.

UNITED: RAFAEL REACTS TO RONALDO TRANSFER

Submitted on Thu, 09/30/2021 - 07:53

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Brazilian defender Rafael da Silva has reacted to the news that Cristiano Ronaldo is back at Manchester United after 12 years. Rafael da Silva took to his official Twitter handle to express his delight at the move. According to him, the king is back.

RAFAEL PICKS HIS SIX-A-SIDE TEAM

Submitted on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 09:44

Former Manchester United right-back Rafael da Silva has picked his six-a-side team in an exclusive interview with MUTV Group Chat as he found it hard to settle on his goalkeeper. Rafael da Silva had two options namely Edwin Van Der Sar and David De Gea.

Rafael da Silva changed his answer once on the goalkeeper for his team before he finally made the decision to start retired Dutch national team shot stopper Edwin Van Der Sar in goal. Van Der Sar is the current CEO (Chief Executive Officer) at Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax Amsterdam.

For the team in front of Van Der Sar, Rafael da Silva went for the likes of Ryan Giggs, Antonio Valencia, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney.

DA SILVA SAYS UNITED NOW MEAN MORE BUSINESS THAN EVER

Submitted on Tue, 08/17/2021 - 08:02

With the current activities that English Premier League giants Manchester United have done in recent weeks and look like they will continue doing, they are sending a clear and strong message that they are very much interested in getting ready to start climbing the ladder back to the top of the elite club's list. The Red Devils have been busy both on and off the pitch recently and their fans are getting all excited about the new developments that have been taking place at the Theater of Dreams.

DA SILVA SAYS UNITED NOW MEAN MORE BUSINESS THAN EVER

Submitted on Tue, 08/03/2021 - 16:11

With the current activities that English Premier League giants Manchester United have done in recent weeks and look like they will continue doing, they are sending a clear and strong message that they are very much interested in getting ready to start climbing the ladder back to the top of the elite club's list. The Red Devils have been busy both on and off the pitch recently and their fans are getting all excited about the new developments that have been taking place at the Theater of Dreams.

FORMER UNITED STAR RECOUNTS OLD TRAFFORD MEMORIES

Submitted on Fri, 07/23/2021 - 09:55

He may not be remembered as one of the best players in the history of Manchester United, but alongside his brother, Rafael Da Silva donned the United shirt with great excitement and showed a lot of desire and passion to represent the club's crest.

The former Brazilian full back was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson alongside his brother, Fabio Da Silva and they both had decent spells at Old Trafford, winning titles at the club even though they didn't play crucial roles in getting the medals. United signing the two players further confirmed how Sir Alex would sometimes go for unknown players that he would try to build into top players.

RAFAEL: MAJOR CLUB HONOURS REVEALED

Submitted on Sat, 07/17/2021 - 08:34

Rafael da Silva has won several trophies in his career with the majority coming during his time in the Premier League with Manchester United. Rafael da Silva joined Manchester United alongside his twin brother, Fabio da Silva at the start of 2008 and they were both ineligible for the first team at the time until they turned 18. Rafael saw more action at Manchester United than his twin brother as he broke into the first team at Old Trafford before Fabio.

REASONS WHY UNITED FANS LOVE RAFAEL

Submitted on Sat, 06/26/2021 - 15:20

Istanbul Basaksehir defender Rafael da Silva was a cult hero with the Manchester United fans during his time at the club and he has remained a firm favourite amongst them despite leaving the club six years ago. Rafaelsigned for the Red Devils in 2008 and he spent more than seven years at the Theatre of Dreams before leaving the Old Trafford outfit in the summer of 2015. Manchester United signed Rafael da Silva alongside his twin brother, Fabio da Silva, from Brazilian Serie A outfit Fluminense.

Rafael da Silva would have stayed at Manchester United longer than he did if not for the appointment of Dutch tactician Louis Van Gaal who has an history with Brazilian players. Istanbul Basaksehir right-back Rafael confirmed in one of his interviews that he was informed about Van Gaal and his dislike towards players from Brazil.

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