Brazilian full-back Rafael Da Silva got his first taste of European football straightaway with a club like Manchester United.
After moving to the European giants as a teenager, Rafael was expected to follow in the footsteps of club legend Gary Neville. Things, however, have not progressed in an ideal sense after the Brazilian has not been a first choice regular in the last couple of years. Even though his presence in the team has led to an overall improvement in terms of attacking football, manager Louis Van Gaal is thought to prefer defensive solidarity. This has been winger Antonio Valencia preferred in this position more often than not.