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“I think he is a really good player”: Rafael Speaks Glowingly About United’s Brazilians

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In an interview with MUTV ex-Manchester United full-back Rafael da Silva named Fred as a player he “really likes”.

Fred joined Manchester United in from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer of 2018 for £53m. Under Jose Mourinho, the midfielder struggled to assert himself as an important player. Under Solskjaer his fortunes have changed and he has become a fixture in the Norweigian’s team.

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Fellow Brazilian Rafael told MUTV:

“I really like Fred, I think he is a very good player, a box-to-box player, he runs all the time, has good technique.

“You see his style of play and I like it, he is always running and trying to do good things.”

The 30-year-old also described United’s latest Brazilian acquisition Alex Telles as a “very good crosser of the ball” but admitted that he knows “less about him than Fred”.

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Manchester United take on Rafael’s Istanbul Basaksehir tonight as the fan favourite returns to Old Trafford for the first time since departing in 2015.

Rafael won 6 major honours at Manchester United including 3 premier league titles. “Coming back is a dream come true – I love this club and feel happines when I am here”.


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