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Rafael: Van Gaal is the right man for United

Rafael da Silva has spoken to the Evening News about the new manager, in comparison to the other United managers he’s played under. The Brazilian believes it will take time to adapt to the Dutchman’s philosophy but that his track record proves he can be a success at United. Everything takes time. It’s a different [...]

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Why didn’t Rafael get Brazil call-up?

Why didn’t Rafael get Brazil call-up?

Despite failing to prevent Palmeiras from getting relegated to Brazil’s second division in 2012, when he was the team’s manager, Scolari was hired as Brazil’s manager last year and has succeeded in improving the team and in reaching a level of tactical consistency that Mano Menezes failed to achieve. Scolari is well respected as a [...]

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Rafael: The fans were crazy good

Ahead of United’s Champions League against Olympiacos, Rafael da Silva has reflected on last season’s game against Real Madrid. After Nani’s ridiculous red card the crowd came alive and Rafael is hoping for a repeat atmosphere this evening. “First of all, I will never forget that game,” Nani said. “When Nani was sent off, the [...]

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Moyes singles out Rafael for praise

Rumours over the past few months have suggested that David Moyes is keen to sell Rafael da Silva, having already got rid of his brother Fabio. However, following today’s performance, Moyes took time to praise the Brazilian for his contribution. “I’ve got to mention Rafa,” he said. “He picked out a great cross for Wayne’s [...]

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PICTURES: Fabio and Zaha at Cardiff

PICTURES: Fabio and Zaha at Cardiff

Fabio da Silva and Wilf Zaha have posted pictures of themselves in Cardiff training gear this week.

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TOP 5: Rafael Da Silva moments

Every United fan has their favourite player in the squad. For some, it’s Robin van Persie, the man who gave Alex Ferguson a fitting send-off, and who made Wayne Rooney look like the waste of skin he is. For others, it’s Rooney himself, seeking to prove that running about a lot for a whole match [...]

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PICTURE: Fabio bows down to Stretford End

PICTURE: Fabio bows down to Stretford End

After scoring our fourth goal against Norwich last night, Fabio da Silva bowed down to the Stretford End. He posted a picture of his celebration on Instagram with the caption: “Thank you for the fans! This club changed my life and the life of my family.” There are some suggestions that the player knows he [...]

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VIDEO: Chicharito, Jones and Fabio goals vs Norwich

Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City All Goals by all-goals

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Homage to the Da Silva boys

Homage to the Da Silva boys

I love the Da Silva twins. My friend taping Made In Brazil, a documentary about them, was the nicest thing anyone has done for me for a while! Whilst not wanting to get too carried away about them, and able to recognise their flaws, I just think they’re great. I love their attitude, I love [...]

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Fabio: Rafael fighting over position and PlayStation

Fabio da Silva started at right-back for United in our 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, filling in for his injured twin brother Rafael. The latter nailed down his place in the starting XI last season whilst Fabio, who just two years ago started the Champions League final at right-back, went to QPR on loan. Fabio [...]

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VIDEO: Welbeck, Smalling, Fabio, Januzaj and Lingard’s goals vs Kitchee

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STATS: Season review – The defence

STATS: Season review – The defence

Summary of defensive impact – Evra (82%), Smalling (80%) and Evans (76%) won the largest proportion of their tackles. – Ferdinand (74%), Evans (72%) and Vidic (61%) won the largest proportion of ground duels. – Vidic (67%), Smalling (64%) and Jones/Evra (62%) won the largest proportion of aerial duals. – Rafael (10 minutes), Evra (11 [...]

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RoM Season Review: The defence

RoM Season Review: The defence

David De Gea So Fergie has been proved right once again. The Spanish kid who had some dodgy moments (although that mistake at Tottenham was grossly exaggerated) has evolved in to the Premier League’s best goalkeeper. Only problem now is keeping hold of him when Real Madrid and Barcelona inevitably come calling. Rafael United’s most [...]

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Fergie: Jones could become United’s best ever

Fergie: Jones could become United’s best ever

After a brilliant start to his Manchester United’s career, Phil Jones’ development seemed to slow down for a while as he was hampered by injuries and didn’t get a regular run in the team. However, he has gone from strength to strength this season, starting with a fantastic display at the Bernabeu when he did [...]

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LOAN REPORT: How has Fabio got on at QPR?

LOAN REPORT: How has Fabio got on at QPR?

1. What did you think when you found out that Fabio was joining you on loan? 2. What has been his best performance? 3. Would you have held it against him if he celebrated that brilliant goal by his brother a few weeks ago? 4. How would you rate his loan period so far? 5. [...]

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