With Wes Brown reportedly injured and Gary Neville lacking pace, it is likely Sir Alex Ferguson will play Rafael at right back against AC Milan tomorrow and will again face Ronaldinho.

“It was a great privilege for me,” said Rafael. “It made me feel that the manager really trusts me by giving me the opportunity to play in this type of match. It’s a great feeling knowing that the manager believes in my ability to play at this level.”

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