Van Gaal forced into da Silva useage

Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal has at his disposal what probably might be the best lineup of attacking players which includes: Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Radame Falcao, Angel Di Maria and Juan Mata but the same cannot be said in the heart of the defence after the departure of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand left vulnerabilities in the defence of Louis van Gaal’s squad.
The Brazilian defender Rafael da Silva has never been a consistent starter at Old Trafford as he has only managed to make 102 league appearances since he made his move to Manchester United on January of 2008.
Deciding to utilize Rafael da Silva in a Premier League match is a huge risk. The Brazilian player made a clumsy foul during Manchester United’s League match against Leicester City which led to a penalty and ultimately the embarrassing 5-3 defeat of his club.
However, in the latest Premier League game of United, Rafael da Silva was one of the standout performers in the pitch as he provided Wayne Rooney with a superb assists which culminated in Rooney scoring the opening goal of the match.
Rafael da Silva can make great performances but terrible ones as well, he still has not managed to turn into a reliable solid defensive figure at Manchester United but taking into consideration that Louis van Gaal does not have many options available for him in the defence of United, da Silva is an alternative that he is taking.
Manchester United’s schedule will see them facing off against: Everton, Chelsea, Manchester City, Crystal Palace and Arsenal all of which are going to be the opponents of Manchester United on October and November. These fixtures will not only be crucial for Louis van Gaal but also for Rafael da Silva as it’s his chance to prove if whether or not he can play with some of the best clubs in the Premier League or if a new right-back should be signed in January.

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