It’s been reported that Louis Van Gaal wants Rafael Da Silva to be sold this summer. It has come as a big surprise for the Manchester United supporters.
The club, already having lost the likes of Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic, was expected to keep somebody as experienced as Silva, but, it seems the new management wants a completely new looking defence for the upcoming season.
Silva was immensely liked by the legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. It was him who had brought the full back at Old Trafford in 2008 saying that there was something special about the Brazilian.
Silva has a big fan following United. His fearlessness on the pitch is something that the club fans appreciate a lot.
The 24-year old has never been afraid of putting himself in the firing line. He has taken blows on his body in order to do so, has got injured, has missed matches, but, there has never been any decrement in his intensity when being sent on the pitch.
Often the managers want such passionate, young defenders at their disposal, but, Van Gaal must have seen something wrong with Silva to have decided to get him offloaded.
Van Gaal hasn’t said anything officially though, neither has Silva. These are just speculations and if they turn out to be wrong, the fans of United would be more than delighted. But, if these are true reports, it’s not likely to go well with the fans.
Van Gaal is a wise, old customer and people don’t expect too many mistakes from him. He is believed to be very smart tactic-wise, but, if he lets Siva go, that would not be the smartest of moves, that’s for sure.
Silva has featured for United in more than 150 matches so far.