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Rafael da Silva signs to remain at Manchester United until 2016

July 2, 2012

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• 21-year-old pens four-deal deal to stay at Old Trafford
• ‘My time here has been unbelievable’ says Brazil international

The Brazilian right-back Rafael da Silva has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United, tying him to the club until the summer of 2016.

The 21-year-old defender established himself a s a regular in United’s first team by the end of last season, earning a call-up to his national squad.

Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager described Rafael on Monday as “one of the club’s brightest young prospects” and tipped him to “become one of the best full-backs in the world”.

Rafael, who moved to Old Trafford in 2008, said: “My time here has been unbelievable. Winning two league titles, a League Cup and a Club World Cup has made me hungry for more trophies.” Read More

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