Man Utd boss Ferguson delighted with development of Rafael

Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken highly of young defender Rafael following his great start to the season.

Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken highly of young defender Rafael following his great start to the season.

The 22-year old Brazilian is beginning to develop strongly at right-back and Ferguson is thrilled with the way he has held himself so far this campaign, especially in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Stoke City.

"He is maturing and learning all the time," said Ferguson.

"Rafael has all the ingredients of a great player. He is blessed with great enthusiasm, skill and speed.

"He was quite impulsive and tended to over-commit himself.

"We have gone over it a few times but, bit by bit, it is all coming together and he was easily our best player Saturday."

 

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