After Rafael’s impressive display against Wigan last week, as well Fabio being one of the few to give a good account of himself against Leeds, Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed the two Brazilian teenagers are likely to be our first choice full-backs in five years time.
“Rafael was outstanding against Wigan and showed fantastic energy and desire,” said Ferguson. “We’ve always thought highly of Rafael and his brother. You couldn’t split them in looks or ability – they’re equally good and it’s impossible to tell the difference without seeing the numbers on their shorts! Patrice Evra is a terrific example for them, but then again you can’t set Brazilians any targets. There’s every possibility they’ll be our first-choice full-backs in five years.”