Rafael was thrown in to the centre of midfield alongside Ji-Sung Park for Manchester United’s 3-2 defeat against Blackburn.

Whilst he admits he is far happier in his usual position, he hasn’t ruled out making a move to the midfield when he’s older, although was surprised when Ferguson told him that’s where he was playing against Blackburn.

“A little bit, yeah,” he said replied when asked about his surprise. “But I’ve played there before for United so I knew what was expected of me. When the manager told me I was playing in midfield I wasn’t worried. I just thought, “I’m ready, let’s play!”. I’m a professional footballer so I’ll play anywhere. I probably did a little better when I moved back to my normal position, but I felt comfortable in midfield and would do it again. Maybe I’ll move there for good when I get a bit older. You never know! After all, look at Ryan Giggs and the way he has changed over the years. He’s even played at left back once or twice.”




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