PLAYER PROFILE

Season 2013/14

United Honours

2. Rafael

Birthdate:09 Jul 1990
Birthplace:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Position:Right back
Appearances159
Goals Scored5
Joined United:01 Jul 2008
United Debut:17 Aug 2008 v Newcastle (H)
International:Brazil

August-September 2013
Injured in the Community Shield victory over Wigan, Rafael only featured in one other game for the Reds during the opening two months of the campaign – the disappointing 1-0 away defeat at Anfield.

October 2013
Having recovered from a hamstring strain, Rafael ensured the position he made his own during 2011/12 was reunited with its rightful owner during October. Starting in five of the Reds’ six games, the tenacious Brazilian offered his customary blend of determination and guile as he starred in three victories for Moyes’ men. 

November 2013
After a successful October came an unhappy month, with the Reds no.2 making only one appearance, the 3-1 win against Fulham in November’s first match. It was to be a game that would curtail the right-back’s month as he departed play 45 minutes after sustaining an ankle knock. The injury was to keep Rafael out for almost all of November, with his only other appearance being as an unused substitute against Spurs. 

December 2013
After an inconsistent start to the campaign, Rafael was a virtual ever-present during

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