Rafa on the rise

"Unbelievably, the Brazilian’s Old Trafford future was once questioned following a couple of high profile errors. But today, in the midst of a largely impeccable campaign, the elder Da Silva twin is answering any critics in his own typically flamboyant manner."

 -'s Mark Froggatt

25/02/2013 16:58, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Blog: Rafael on the rise

Now, with a heightened sense of responsibility, Rafa is flourishing into a world-class talent, showing exactly why patience is still a virtue in football.

And in the week when golden statues were handed out in Hollywood, do not discard this promising showman from gathering a few gongs of his own when awards season hits M16.

Player of the Year, anyone?

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