High praise from team-mates for Rafael Da Silva

On Wednesday night Rafael Da Silva put in a man-of-the-match performance against West Ham United and for us has been the player of the season for Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson has commented before on how Rafael has come of age at the club, his performances since playing all the games for Brazil in the Olympics for his club have been nothing short that fantastic.

Last night after victory over West Ham at Old Trafford, Michael Carrick, Jonny Evans and Sir Alex Ferguson were quick to praise the Brazilian defender.

Sir Alex Ferguson mentioned previous that Rafael is “maturing and learning from [past mistakes]”

Michael Carrick spoke with MUTV after the game and had this to say about Rafael:

“He has progressed every year he has been here, he came across at a very young age and it was a big change from Brazil and what he was used to.

“Every season he has got better and better. He has played nearly every game this season and has been terrific. There is still more to come from him, he is still learning the game and is still improving, so it is great for him and he is having a good time.”

Jonny Evans also commented on how Rafael sets an example for others when he’s on the pitch in a Manchester United shirt.

“He’s been outstanding all season, there’s not really been anybody challenging for his right-back position but he’s done fantastic.

“With his energy, he really sets the tone for the rest of the players. He’s a credit to himself. People might have thought it would be tough for him with his brother going away but he’s got his head down, he’s working hard and he’s going to be one of the best right-backs in the world, no doubt about that.”

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