Rafael da Silva was on the losing side last night, though his heart still bleeds Manchester United Red.
Not too long ago, the Brazilian right-back was an Old Trafford favourite, before he’d be shipped out (unfairly at that time!) by Louis van Gaal.
Rafael has gone on to Lyon and then Istanbul Basaksehir, carving out an excellent career for himself post-United. However, his love for the Red Devils has remained.
After putting in a Man of the Match performance against us in the game over in Turkey, Rafael really showed us all what we are still missing, he also sent us his love following that one.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men would right those wrongs under the Old Trafford floodlights last night, winning 4-1. Rafael would take to social media again, reminding us all just how much much he loves Manchester United.
The caption, along with the replies from Manchester United legends like Rio Ferdinand and Wes Brown tell you just how highly thought of Rafael was!
Check out what Rafael da Silva had to say here:
Rafael said: “Just hope the best for you and Manchester United keep fighting my friend like you are doing 💪❤️ all the best @manchesterunited thank you for the warm welcome before and after the game. Love you all ❤️❤️”
This is just brilliant to see. Once a Red, always a Red. Rafael will always be fondly remembered by United fans all cross the globe – and it’s great to see he still loves us just as much as we love him!
What I have massive admiration for is his grit and determination. That’ll never waver. He’s a player I always enjoyed watching and I always will. Full credit to him, his twin brother Fabio and his whole family.
All the best Rafa! We hope to meet you again soon.