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PICTURE: Rafael confirms he is fit for Manchester derby on Instagram

Ahead of Manchester United’s most important game of the season so far, the Premier League Champions have been handed a boost as their #1 right-back Rafael Da Silva is fit to play. The Brazilian took to Instagram to confirm his fitness, as he responded to a question from a Manchester United fan.

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Da Silva twins benefit from time apart

Ever since their move to the club, the Da Silva twins have always been known to spend every second together. That changed last season – Fabio was struggling for games and Rafael was flourishing, the former was sent out to QPR on loan and now they have spoken out about that time apart.

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United POTY Series: Contender #2 – Rafael da Silva

Rafael, our Brazilian right back, full of flair, full of attacking ability and now full of consistent top quality performances. Whether Rafael wins Player of the Year is still to be seen, but he surely must win most improved.

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Rafael’s Stunner Typifies His Storming Season

The chance seemed lost, van Persie’s shot was saved well by Julio Cesar. The ball bounced off the difficult surface, suddenly Rafael was on to it in a flash, hitting the ball with as clean of a volley as you will ever see. The ball swerved into the top left corner, leaving Julio Cesar rooted to his spot before he could even react. The strike clocked at 62 mph and from about 27 yards; an absolute stunner. Read more

VIDEO: Rafael Nets Opener For Brazil

Brazil did just enough to secure a win in their opening game of the Olympics as they beat Egypt 3-2. Brazil are heavy favourites to win the tournament outright and their first half display certainly shown why. Our young right-back, Rafael, put in a great performance which he capped off with a goal.

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Rafael’s Time To Shine

For four years now Rafael has been widely regarded as one of the best young players in the game, last year was by far his best in a red shirt but there is still more to come from the 21-year old. He simply has to make that right-back position his own this upcoming season.

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Rafael agrees new 4 year deal

Young right back Rafael Da SIlva has signed a new deal with Manchester United that will keep him at old Trafford till 2016. Although there weren’t any great rumours of clubs being interested in him or he wanting out this comes as brilliant news.

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Rafael Pens New Deal Whilst Fabio Is To Be Loaned Out

The agent of the Da Silva brothers, Cassiano Pereira, has been speaking to Estado ESPN where he discussed the future of his clients. In the past month we discovered that Fabio would be going out on loan next season, and he was heavily linked with a move to Benfica but he would now prefer a move to a fellow Premier League club.

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