Man Utd fullback Rafael fancies midfield future

Manchester United fullback Rafael da Silva believes he could eventually play in midfield. Rafael featured in midfield in victory over Blackburn Rovers.

Manchester United fullback Rafael da Silva believes he could eventually play in midfield.

Rafael featured in midfield in victory over Blackburn Rovers.

Asked if he was surprised, Rafael told manutd.com: "A little bit, yeah. But I’ve played there before for United so I knew what was expected of me. When the manager told me I was playing in midfield I wasn’t worried. I just thought, 'I’m ready, let’s play!'.

"I’m a professional footballer so I’ll play anywhere. I probably did a little better when I moved back to my normal position, but I felt comfortable in midfield and would do it again. Maybe I’ll move there for good when I get a bit older. You never know! After all, look at Ryan Giggs and the way he has changed over the years. He’s even played at left back once or twice."

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