Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Manchester's New Right Back: Rafael

I wonder how good his twin brother is, Fabio, who also plays for Manchester. That's the question I take away from seeing the new Brazilian right back Rafael play for Manchester United against Danish side Aalborg Boldspilklub in the Champions League.

Rafael was all over the place for Manchester, up and down the right side of the field. Rafael served in crosses, dug out balls and took two or three good shots - nearly scoring on one occassion. For his first game in the Champions League he was very impressive. He's just 18 years of old. Ferguson knows how to find talent.

Goal.com asks if Gary Neville's days are numbered with the introduction of Rafael.