Rafael da Silva recalls how Sir Alex Ferguson confused him with Fabio

Submitted by content on Sun, 09/24/2017 - 08:20

Former Manchester United right-back Rafael da Silva has recalled an amusing story about how Sir Alex Ferguson would struggle to differentiate him from his identical twin brother Fabio in first-team training.

The Da Silva brothers were first spotted by United scouts when they were playing as 15-year-olds for the Fluminense's youth side. Ferguson, in particular, was impressed by the progress shown by the twins, and he decided to pursue them in the summer of 2008 once they turned 18.


Submitted by content on Wed, 08/30/2017 - 04:23

Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs have had their bid for former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva thrown out.

Spurs reportedly made the move to land the current Olympique Lyonnais man but the move has failed to pull through.

The 27-year old Brazilian right back arrived from South Africa a decade ago alongside his twin brother. Manchester United were forced to buy Rafael as the players were young then, though their original interest was his brother Fabio. Rafael had the better career, stayed at Old Trafford for longer before he moved to France.


Submitted by isport on Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:35

Former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva feels Romelu Lukaku has the potential to become a top player under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho. The Belgium international joined the Red Devils from Everton earlier last month after they finalised an initial £75m for his transfer.

Speaking to Omni Sport, Rafael, who won three Premier League titles at Old Trafford between 2008 and 2015, recalls Lukaku bagging an impressive hat-trick for West Bromwich Albion during the 5-5 draw against United in the final game of the 2012-2013 season.

Tottenham fail with Rafael da Silva Approach

Submitted by isport on Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:12

Tottenham Hotspur are reported to have failed with an approach to sign former Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva this summer. The Brazilian right-back is currently in the ranks of Lyon whom he joined from Manchester United in the summer of 2015.

The 27-year-old managed over 100 top-flight appearances for Manchester United during his seven-year stay between 2008 and 2015 and Spurs have identified him as a potential replacement for Kyle Walker, who left for Manchester City earlier in the month.


Submitted by content on Wed, 07/12/2017 - 05:38

Victor Lindelof recently completed his move from his former club, Benfica to Manchester United.

This move thus puts him only behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the most expensive Swedish player of all times.

Since his high profile move to Old Trafford, several speculations have been ongoing as to what shirt number he would adorn during his spell with the club from next season.


Submitted by content on Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:37

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho must get things right this term as excuses are drying up.

United specifically hired a winner to deliver titles – help them excel in Europe at least and win the league.

Mourinho delivered two major titles in his debut season but with the budget and freedom he has, more would be demanded this forthcoming season and he knows it.


Submitted by content on Thu, 06/15/2017 - 16:38

Louis van Gaal was the second coach as Manchester United ran away winners against Ajax at the Stockholm final.

Jose Mourinho lifted the second major title for the team in his debut season but the person that held the other end of the big Cup was none other than Dutch maestro LVG.


Submitted by content on Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:49

Dutch giants Ajax are almost set to face Manchester United in the Europa League final in Stockholm after their huge win over Lyon at Johan Cruyff Arena.

The Dutch side showed the football community by such magnificent display at that stage of the tournament.

Lyon’s Rafael da Silva is not the typical money hungry footballer

Submitted by content on Thu, 05/04/2017 - 09:30

Footballer are regularly being targeted by the media as they are labeled as people that are mostly driven by money and everything else comes as a 2nd thought.

There’s an immense list of players who at one point in time were being praised by the supporters of a club but in the next year or month, they decide to join a rival club and their fans don’t idolize him anymore.

Manchester United to qualify for Champions League

Submitted by content on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:03

Former Manchester United and current Lyon defender Rafael da Silva believe that the Red Devils will qualify for the Champions League this season.

He believes that the club has been consistent lately and that they should manage to make it in the top four.


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