Man Utd fullback Rafael: AC Milan selection proved manager trusts me

Manchester United fullback Rafael da Silva was thrilled to face AC Milan star Ronaldinho last month. The Champions League first-leg win was a huge test for the youngster.

Manchester United fullback Rafael da Silva was thrilled to face AC Milan star Ronaldinho last month.

The Champions League first-leg win was a huge test for the youngster.

“It was a great privilege for me,” Rafael tells United Review about being selected to start in the 3-2 first-leg win in Italy. “It made me feel that the manager really trusts me by giving me the opportunity to play in this type of match. It’s a great feeling knowing that the manager believes in my ability to play at this level.

“Last year I had a lot of good opportunities to play in the first-team, so I was frustrated earlier this season to be injured because I thought that I would have a big chance to try to play in the team a lot this year,” he adds. “But now I have recovered and I am back playing, I feel in good shape.”