Rafael, one of the many players who were shipped out of Old Trafford upon the arrival of Louis Van Gaal, has spoken out about his time under the Dutch manager and transfer from Manchester United.
Manchester United are in the midst of a mutiny of sorts by the players, who are unconvinced by manager Louis Van Gaal's training techniques.
As the third Italian player to don United's jersey, Matteo Darmian's transfer is accompanied by muted fanfare. The Italian National Player of The Year boasts not only ability, but also potential to become one of the most complete right backs in the game. His signing, for €14 Million Euro's has been viewed as one of United's shrewdest transfers in recent times, as his reputation might've led one to believe he is worth far more. The disciplined full back embodies both the classical and modern traits associated with a fullback, yet he has more than just ability in his favour.
Agent of Manchester United right back Rafael has confirmed that the defender will leave Old Trafford this summer and have welcomed interest from AS Roma and Fiorentina.
Manchester United have succumbed to Chelsea and Madrid in Cup competitions recently. Still this season is a success due to De Gea, Rafael Da Silva and Carrick.
Manchester United have failed to find a regular right-back since Gary Neville, but Rafael's strong start to the season offers hope for the manager and the fans.
With another exciting year under the belt, it is time to reflect on some of the young stand out performers of different leagues. So who are the next Zidanes, Ronaldos or Maldinis?