As Rafael da Silva agrees a new contract at United, Sportsmail presents our favourite footballing siblings. We played a football game in that environment, with fans singing Sala's name again and again. But the atmosphere in French stadiums is much louder than in England., — Rafael da Silva (@orafa2) August 3, 2015, A tribute to Rafael, an embodiment of Man Utd’s Sir Alex Ferguson era, Ranking the 17 South Americans to play for Man Utd in the Premier League. He texted me when he was on the plane, and he said he would text when he arrived.' I moved in 2016. Rafael was enjoying being at Lyon, and I liked the idea of playing in a new country. We know we are not going to have a fight where we don't speak. I went home and grabbed and hugged my family, my daughters. My hero is #21, Rafael Da Sivla. He played in a Champions League final against Lionel Messi. "What we don't know is their game appreciation because they haven't played for a year. Soon after both ended up at Rangers before going to play in Qatar together. We'd go to a Brazilian restaurant with Anderson and he offered to teach us English for free, which was nice of him, but his own English was not the best. Neville made the right-back spot his own during his United career, winning eight Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues. Then he said: 'The plane is missing.'. And they were going well for your forward, Emiliano Sala. But the attacking ability and desire they demonstrate means that they would be equally adept at wide midfield. My wife and kids like it here, the weather is better. Charlton away: Jack Charlton of Leeds (left) and brother Bobby in Manchester United red. When I was little, I never expected this. The right-back always seemed to save his best performances for games against United’s rivals and had a great record against them. Fashion show: John Fashanu (left) tackles a young Gazza and Justin (right). We were never fat; we always had the best body fat levels because we played every day at home. Fabio's partner and daughters watch on as he speaks. As soon as his elder twin left Man U & joined up with erstwhile United striker Solskjaer, the younger Silva contacted Ole and asked him to be careful with his brother. It was just one of the happiest days of their lives because we did what we did for them and because of them.”, A favourite recent United photo: Fabio and Rafael against Arsenal in the Cup, — Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) October 29, 2013. Many are keeping a close eye on him. “I thought when I left that Rafael da Silva was perfect as a Manchester United full-back,’ Neville told Sky Sports in 2019. Deadline: Oct 1st. He was nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award in his debut season and became one of the first names on the team sheet under Sir Alex Ferguson, winning three Premier League titles. Here are seven reasons why he will always be loved in the red half of Manchester…. Sign-up for our newsletter to inspire your inbox. Furious Luis Suarez 'threatened to publish the emails showing the clubs he was forbidden from joining' as he... Mike Tyson would relish chance for 'mind-blowing' charity match-up with Anthony Joshua - who is 24 years... or debate this issue live on our message boards. The preparation for the cup game stopped. Their old club Fluminense didn't play them because they were joining us. From the Americans Who Tell the Truth portrait series. In France, it's like Brazil. “There isn’t a single day that I don’t pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming about playing for Manchester United,” Rafael said in 2010. Watch our short introduction video for more information. He helped us a lot, and we're still friends. Flamengo are the most popular team in Brazil, but I'm Botafogo and that's it. Anderson was more my age. He plays as a right defender but is very attacking minded as are most defenders out of Brazil. Nico was destroyed. Even now we have a group chat of former players and Anderson is in there, still writing in English and still using words only he understands. With Cristiano supporting me, I felt so positive. Barcelona scored first, but it was 1-1 at halftime after Wayne [Rooney] scored a great goal. I also had an injury at the beginning and I didn't develop maybe like everyone expected. "I've never lost a game here! He lost his leg after stepping on a landmine in Israel left over from the Six-Day War.