RAFAEL: POST-MAN UNITED CAREER REVIEWED

Submitted on Thu, 04/14/2022 - 13:20

Real Madrid hitman Karim Benzema has closed the gap on Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in the race for the Golden Boot in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) this season.

RAFAEL: ISTANBUL BASAKSEHIR CAREER REVIEWED

Submitted on Tue, 03/29/2022 - 11:44

Brazilian fullback Rafael da Silva signed for Turkish Super League outfit Istanbul Basaksehir in the summer of 2020 and on the back of his five-year spell at French club Lyon. The right-back was a Lyon player for a period of five years from 2015 to 2020.

CAMAVINGA STARS AGAINST REAL SOCIEDAD

Submitted on Thu, 03/10/2022 - 11:06

Young Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga was one of the stars of the game as the Spanish La Liga leaders came from behind to thrash Real Sociedad 4-1 at home in their latest league outing.

DA SILVA: UNITED CAN KNOCK OUT ATLETICO MADRID

Submitted on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 08:44

With Manchester United securing a 1-1 draw against Spanish La Liga giants and current champions Atletico Madrid iin the first leg of their UEFA Champions League knockout clash on Wednesday night, it has relatively become somewhat easier for them to go ahead of their rivals into the next round. Heading into the tie, United were seen by a lot of people as the underdogs because of the kind of unstable fork that they have been in the last couple of weeks. However, while they were mostly poor and unimpressive for most parts of the game, they were able to snatch a draw through an Anthony Elanga strike in the second half to set the tie on a stalemate before the second leg.

DA SILVA: UNITED CAN KNOCK OUT ATLETICO MADRID

Submitted on Tue, 03/01/2022 - 08:43

With Manchester United securing a 1-1 draw against Spanish La Liga giants and current champions Atletico Madrid iin the first leg of their UEFA Champions League knockout clash on Wednesday night, it has relatively become somewhat easier for them to go ahead of their rivals into the next round. Heading into the tie, United were seen by a lot of people as the underdogs because of the kind of unstable fork that they have been in the last couple of weeks. However, while they were mostly poor and unimpressive for most parts of the game, they were able to snatch a draw through an Anthony Elanga strike in the second half to set the tie on a stalemate before the second leg.

RAFAEL DA SILVA: BRAZIL CAREER PROBED

Submitted on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 11:26

Rafael da Silva played his fair share of games for Brazil at junior level and senior level. The former Manchester United and Lyon right-back represented his country 21 times at all starting with the u-17 team. Rafael da Silva didn't score for the Brazil u-17 team in his 12 appearances. All his games for the Brazil u-17 team were played in 2007. He was part of the Brazil team that flopped at the 2007 edition of the u-17 FIFA World Cup in South Korea where the South Americans crashed out at the round of 16 stage courtesy the 1-0 defeat to African nation Ghana. Isaac Donkor scored in the 51st minute to knock Rafael and his colleagues out of the tournament in South Korea.

RAFAEL: BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM CAREER REVIEWED

Submitted on Tue, 01/25/2022 - 11:36

Brazilian defender Rafael da Silva began his national team career at u-17 level. He was part of the Brazil squad to the 2007 FIFA u-17 World Cup tournament in South Korea. Rafael da Silva could not prevent his team from suffering an early exit from the tournament.

Rafael da Silva and Brazil reached the round of 16 before they were knocked out by West African nation Ghana. Isaac Donkor scored the only goal of the game on the way to a 1-0 win over Brazil. Donkor scored the only goal of the game six minutes into the second half.

RAFAEL: 2013 COMMUNITY SHIELD EXAMINED

Submitted on Fri, 12/17/2021 - 07:13

The post-Sir Alex Ferguson era at Manchester United began with the 2013 Community Shield clash withWigan Athletic. Sir Alex Ferguson was able to wrestle the Premier League title off noisy neighbours Manchester City in his final season in the Manchester United dugout. On their part, Wigan Athletic made an appearance at the 2013 edition of the Community Shield after stunning favourites Manchester City to win the 2013 FA Cup final.

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.

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