Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva has said that he is not worried about the lack of first-team opportunities as of now. Rafael da Silva is not the first team right back for Manchester United. However, the Brazilian defender and his twin brother Fabio da Silva have revealed that they are not worried about the absence of regular first-team opportunities due to the fact that they believe manager Sir Alex Ferguson will provide them with plenty in the future. The Brazilian twins have been at Manchester United for four seasons now. Combined, they have made more than 120 appearances for Manchester United.
As a result, they have said that they have no reason to believe that their future at Manchester United is bleak. Following the retirement of Gary Neville in the summer, it was initially thought that Rafael da Silva could become the permanent fixture at right back. However, many injury problems and suspensions have meant that manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been unable to pick the Brazilian more often than not. In order to retain the consistency within the team, players like Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have been used at right back this season. Meanwhile, Fabio Da Silva has struggled to replace left back Patrice Evra.
“One target is playing for Brazil at the World Cup and, for that, we need more games for United, but we’re relaxed. We’re young and, here, maybe only Rooney can play every week, maybe Patrice. You have to understand it’s part of being at a big club,” Rafael told the Sunday Times. The Brazilian defender also said that it would be feasible that both the twins would be interested in playing for different clubs in the future. So far, they have not been separated, but if the situation arises, they will not be unwilling to separate.