Manchester United fullback Rafael da Silva is delighted with the praise he's earned from manager Sir Alex Ferguson this season.

Ferguson believes he can become the best full-back in Europe.

Rafael told The Sun: "I like it when I hear Sir Alex Ferguson or Rio saying these things about me. It's nice and I hope I can keep going.

"It's important to get the team medals first of all because, if you get them, then the other personal things are going to come as well."