Manchester United made a bold move bringing in the hot-headed Louis van Gaal, and one thing that he certainly wasn’t afraid of doing was letting go of key figures in the squad. Rafael da Silva was shipped out over the summer, ad he’s admitted he didn’t enjoy playing under the Dutchman.
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Manchester United have cleared an awful lot of money off the wage bill this window, despite strengthening the squad significantly this summer. That clear out looks set to continue, as Louis van Gaal prepares to sell Rafael da Silva to Lyon for a mere £2.1million, according to The Express.
Manchester United look set to sell Rafael da Silva to Lyon this summer, and the Brazilian himself has all-but confirmed he is about to exit Old Trafford after a seven year stay at the club that bought him and his twin brother from Brazilian side Fluminense back in 2008.
Manchester United get their season underway in just under a weeks time against Tottenham, but before that the club are still expected to complete plenty of transfer deals, both ins, but mostly outs.
Manchester United are set to continue their huge summer overhaul, as Rafael da Silva looks set to leave Old Trafford. The 25-year old is set to fly into France today, before undergoing his Lyon medical tomorrow, claim the French media outlet L’Equipe.
Manchester United look to be closing in on a deal for Torino’s right-back Matteo Darmian, meaning that the club will be prepared to listen to offers for one of the current right-backs at the club, and according to Sky Sports News, Louis van Gaal is willing to listen to offers for Rafael da Silva.
Manchester United’s season is coming to a close, and one player who has been largely forgotten over the last twelve months is Rafael da Silva. Antonio Valencia has been favoured over the Brazilian twin, and it looks as though his time at United is up.
The start of Manchester United’s season was extremely troubled by injuries, and although they eased up considerably for the vital portions of the campaign, those problems seem to be returning as we draw to a close.
Manchester United were dealt a cruel injury blow ahead of the Chelsea clash, with four key players missing the clash – Michael Carrick, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones all were unable for action, and United’s injury woes aren’t easing up whatsoever.
Manchester United have found somewhat of a problem position at the right-back slot this season, with Louis van Gaal opting for the hardworking Antonio Valencia instead of the more natural defender Rafael da Silva.