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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 goal and was involved in the build-up to the first one as well. He probably should have scored one or two himself maybe when he got around the back in the first half.”

Rafael won the freekick which lead to the first goal, after his quick feet left the defender for dead. It was also his inch perfect ball to Wayne Rooney that put us 2-0. He was incredibly unlucky not to score himself after a great reactionary save from Ben Foster put his header on to the crossbar.

He was subbed off in the second half for Nemanja Vidic as a precaution.

“I think he got a kick on the ankle,” added Moyes. “That is what I was told – he’d taken a kick in a tackle with 10 minutes to go. He was limping so I didn’t want to risk it any more.”

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105 Comments

  1. Tommy says:

    I really hope Demichelis plays against us for city, They should of kept Kolo, imagine Kolo and Demichelis at the back lol

  2. ziggy says:

    How big is United that even in the middle of this terrible season got a mega deal kit with Nike that is setting a world record…600 million pounds…no more and no less…

    I wonder if one day Shitty could be this big…I don’t think so…

  3. Mav says:

    Again READING COMPREHENSION PEOPLE, GOD DAMN

    I CLEARLY SAID IF UNITED DECIDES ITS BETTER FOR HIM TO GO, HE WILL GO. JEEZ

  4. The_red_devils says:

    De gea we trust
    you probably didn’t got my point, even januzaj wants play no.10, now who will you play as your 3 behind the striker? Valencia?young? Ronaldo at 21 was already becoming of the best, so we don’t sign a player because we wait for zaha to replicate ronaldo? He could turn out to be another nani, player with talent but frustating most of times. There is a thing called rotation, there are so many games in a season, you can always rotate them.
    We have nick powell, pearson, why sign midfielders then? Why not play them and hope they become scholes and keane. We got keane, why sign a center back then?

  5. Paschal Agwunobi says:

    Sell valencia and young..Talentless and waste of space wide players. VAlencia can’t even cross the ball to reach his team mate anymore. He’s so shite with cleverley

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