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Rafael Biography

Rafael Pereira da Silva commonly known as Rafael or Rafael da Silva, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Manchester United. Though he plays as a defender in a right back position, he can also play on the right side of midfield. He has a twin brother, Fabio, who also plays in the Manchester United, but is currently on loan to Queens Park Rangers. Before his illustrated career with Manchester United, he was playing for a club named Fluminense. He and his twin moved to Manchester in January 2008, but were unable to play in matches until they turned 18 in July 2008. Rafael made his first appearance for the club in a 2–0 friendly win over Peterborough United on 4 August. Rafael made his competitive debut for Manchester United on the opening day of the 2008–09 Premier League season. Rafael made his first Premier League start in Manchester United's 4–0 home win over West Bromwich Albion on 18 October and scored his first goal for Manchester United, netting a 90th minute consolation goal a 2–1 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on 8th November. Rafael also has two caps for Brazil, having made his debut in a 3–1 victory over Denmark on 26 May 2012. He has also played for Brazil at under-17 level and was part of the silver medal-winning under-23 side at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Rafael has spent his entire senior career at Manchester United making him a one club man.

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Ronaldinho stars in Goa win
Ronaldinho stars in Goa win
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United – Tactical Review
Tactical analysis of the 0-0 encounter between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane.
Louis van Gaal’s only defence is a good defence
Louis van Gaal’s only defence is a good defence
It is no simple task to please Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. The veteran Dutchman should be in good spirits given his side’s form of late: seven matches, six victories, in which United has earned 19 points to reach the Premier League’s top three. United’s difficult start to the campaign now forgotten, the outlook is […]
Manchester United vs Liverpool FC preview: The biggest rivalry in the Premier League resumes
Manchester United vs Liverpool FC preview: The biggest rivalry in the Premier League resumes
A tie in which neither club wants to come out as second best, the Northwest rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool has it’s hostilities dating back to centuries.
Funny glitches in FIFA 15 that you don't want to miss
Funny glitches in FIFA 15 that you don't want to miss
EA Sports FIFA series is a favorite among video game fans for its authentic team licenses, stadiums, rosters, graphics among many other things. FIFA ...
Arsenal vs Manchester United - A dying rivalry?
Arsenal vs Manchester United - A dying rivalry?
Is the rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United one that's dying out?
Manchester City vs Manchester United - Player ratings
Manchester City vs Manchester United - Player ratings
Player ratings from the Manchester City and Manchester United match
Manchester United: What formation suits them best in 2014-15
Manchester United: What formation suits them best in 2014-15
Manchester United's best formation in the season 2014-15
Tactical analysis: Manchester United’s defensive frailties brutally exposed by Leicester City
Tactical analysis: Manchester United’s defensive frailties brutally exposed by Leicester City
Tactical analysis: Manchester United’s defensive frailties brutally exposed by Leicester City
What is wrong with United and why Louis Van Gaal isn't immune to the sack
What is wrong with United and why Louis Van Gaal isn't immune to the sack
The talks of a new dawn at United were squashed on Sunday as newly promoted Leicester embarrassed Manchester United at the KP stadium.
Manchester United's ideal starting XI for the 2014/15 season
Manchester United's ideal starting XI for the 2014/15 season
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will have a tough job picking his starting XI. After a scintillating pre-season display in the United Sat ...
West Brom 0-3 Manchester United: Key stats and player ratings
West Brom 0-3 Manchester United: Key stats and player ratings
Manchester United returned to winning ways following their Champions League defeat to Olympiakos, by putting three goals wast struggling West Brom to run out 3-0 winners at the Hawthorns. Goals from Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck gave them ...
5 things Manchester United must do to oveturn the 2-1 Capital One Cup deficit against Sunderland
5 things Manchester United must do to oveturn the 2-1 Capital One Cup deficit against Sunderland
GIFs: Rafael's two footed challenge, Vidic's tackle - which one was worthy of a red card?
GIFs: Rafael's two footed challenge, Vidic's tackle - which one was worthy of a red card?
Trailing 3 -1 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as time ticked by during the closing moments of the game, it became clear that a couple heads among the Manchester United gone, completely. Serbian veteran Nemanja Vidic had just seen red for a judged-to-be-malicious tackle on Eden Hazard, when Rafael made this controversial challenge on Gary Cahill [...]The post Vine – Forget Vidic: Was This The Real Red-Card Incident During Chelsea vs Man Utd? appeared first on Squawka News.
2013 Year in Review: Top 5 Manchester United players
2013 Year in Review: Top 5 Manchester United players
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