Rafael, in his own words...
"After my first game at Peterborough the Boss said some very nice things about me, which was fantastic for me because I love this club. I am already thinking of being here in many, many years."
"We are rivals, yes, but Gary Neville has helped me so much. All the time he is helping me. In games he is always telling me where the right position is to be, when we play together. He knows so much. I want the position of right-back, but Gary has been very good to me."
Rafael, in the words of others...
"It was marvellous to see a young kid come on in a big game like that
(Arsenal away) and take it by the scruff of the neck. He was like a rat up a drainpipe. Consider his performance against Manchester City at Eastlands too, and it goes a long way to convince you that the boy’s ready for it all." Sir Alex Ferguson
"The twins look the same but they don't play the same. Rafael is more forward-thinking, and very fast running with the ball, more explosive. And they are both much more skilful than me!" Rodrigo Possebon