Manchester United haven’t quite clicked yet this season, leading some people to question just how a big an impact Carlos Queiroz leaving the club has had. There is no doubt that he had a massive impact on our training and tactics, so with just Mike Phelan as the replacement, it’s no wonder question marks lie over our current performances.

“I still dream of the national team. I am young and still have a lot to prove,” Rafael said.

Fabio added: “Queiroz has already worked with us. He likes both me and Rafael and calls us any time. He really wants us to play for Portugal, but I don’t know. Every (Brazilian) guy wants to play in the yellow shirt and play in a World Cup. I’d rather wait a little bit.”