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STATS: Rafael’s injury record

STATS: Rafael’s injury record

Louis van Gaal has confirmed today that Rafael da Silva is out for the rest of the season, after breaking his ribs when playing for the U-21s as part of his rehabilitation. This season, he has been in the match day squad just 18 times from a possible 39 in all competitions. He has played [...]

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Rafael: I want to score another wonder goal

Last week, Rafael da Silva scored a fantastic goal with his left foot for the U-21s. He returned to the first team on Sunday, in United’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, after coming on as a second half sub. With Liverpool ahead at the weekend, Rafael is hoping for another wonder goal. It was very [...]

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Rafael: It’s great to be back

Rafael da Silva made his first appearance for the first team on Saturday since he was taken off at half-time against Yeovil on the first weekend of January. The Brazilian has spoken about his delight at being back in the team and hopes to keep his place, with Liverpool on the horizon. It was very [...]

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VIDEO: Rafael scores great goal for U-21s

Valdes; Rafael, Love, Thorpe, James (Kellett 62); Grimshaw, Goss, Rothwell (Tuanzebe 84); Wilson, Falcao (Harrop 72), A.Pereira. Subs not used: O’Hara, Willock. ———— The RoM 2015-16 Season Preview is available for just £5. It includes an EXCLUSIVE interview with Nicky Butt, a Q&A with the country’s top journalists about our transfer targets, articles by experts [...]

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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. ———— The RoM 2015-16 Season Preview is available for just £5. It includes an EXCLUSIVE interview with Nicky Butt, a Q&A with the country’s top journalists about our transfer targets, articles by experts on our new signings, and [...]

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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 ———— The RoM 2015-16 Season Preview is available for just £5. It includes an EXCLUSIVE interview with Nicky Butt, a Q&A with the country’s top journalists about our transfer targets, articles by experts on our new signings, and so much more. All profit goes to Trafford [...]

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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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