Man Utd fullback Rafael: I do care about playing for Brazil

Manchester United fullback Rafael da Silva insists he cares about the Brazilian national team.

Manchester United fullback Rafael da Silva insists he cares about the Brazilian national team.

There claims he isn't bothered about playing for Brazil after leaving his country as a teenager for United.

"People think I don’t want to play for Brazil because I left at such a young age," he said. "That is not true at all.

"My brother and I left because life for any young Brazilian player is full of uncertainty. It is the same in England but we knew Manchester United represented a big chance for us.

"The people back home thought we didn’t care. We do care. I would love the chance to play for my country again.

"I don’t think about it so much because of what has happened and because there is a lot to do with my club but the dream of playing in the World Cup for Brazil in Brazil never goes away.

"I would love it to happen."

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