Manchester United missed Rafael for large parts of last season due to injury, and he’s one of those players thats very underrated by Manchester United fans and football fans in general. When he came back off the sidelines this season, he shown exactly what he is capable of by putting in a Man of the Match performance in his first game back.
He runs up and down that right hand side all game long, and he’s been extremely solid defensively as well as a potent attacking threat. Rafael has spoken out about life under Louis van Gaal, and admitted that United can win the league under the new boss.
“Everything takes time,” Rafael said. “It’s a different philosophy. If we understand the way we are playing like we are doing, the results come and everything starts to run smoothly, we certainly have a chance of winning the title.
“Louis Van Gaal is a strong coach. He admires things that are done right.
“He asks everybody to be on time for our sessions, we can’t be late. He likes to see us training hard.
“So, he has some differences (to previous managers), especially in terms of his philosophy, and we need to be able to adapt to it.
“However it’s must be right because the proof is the titles that he’s won.”
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