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Rafael: Maybe I’ll Become A Midfielder

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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  1. 68Devils says:


    A belated birthday wish,hope you had the greatest time.

  2. CedarsDevil says:

    To the old fart who got out of his sickbed to wish me well, thanks!

    68Devils – Yes I had a great time thanks, well I think I did! haha

    MG – Your wishes have been received my friend, I hope the Mrs is well.

  3. CedarsDevil says:

    The Times has reported that Rooney, Nani and Jones should be available for Chelsea….. If true that is terrific news.

  4. Pratyush says:

    Happy birthday Cedars!

  5. Zelh says:

    Cedars – according to twitter de gea will be fit too.

  6. Zelh says:

    and happy birthday of course.

  7. Sandeep1878 says:

    Happy birthday Lebanese King :)

  8. CedarsDevil says:

    Pratyush & Zelh – Thanks for the wishes fellas…

    Zelh – Twitter? Is that some sort of a new broadcasting cooperation of sorts? haha

  9. CedarsDevil says:

    I was so hungover this morning that I slit my self left right and center whilst trying to shave. Blood was pouring out of my face like a Roman fountain!


    Thanks pal, I also picked up your earlier greeting….Cheers

  10. Twisted Fatboy says:

    A very Merry Un Birthday to you CedarsDevil..!

    Chelski are trying to get the game called off because of the snow, so they’re running scared. Must have heard about all the boys getting back, Young is available too apparently…no wonder they’re trying to hide.

  11. CedarsDevil says:

    Twisted Fatboy

    Thanks! Always loved your moniker by the way….

    If Young is also fit than the boss has the kind of selection headaches that he enjoys. I cannot for the life of me predict a starting line up however my gut feeling tells me we will win. Not taking anything for granted mind but its just a feeling!

  12. Sandeep1878 says:

    Twisted Fatboy,

    we all know how they fucking called off the corresponding fixture and reschedule according to their ease…

    Hollow. Hollow. Hollow. Chelsea’s success is fuckin hollow. All that money they took. From that big russian crook. And you’ll never win 3 in a row.


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