Fans’ view: How do you feel about Rafael’s Manchester United exit?

Fans’ view: How do you feel about Rafael’s Manchester United exit?

The news that Manchester United are set to sell Rafael to Lyon has divided opinion amongst fans.

On the one hand, the Brazilian right-back is a fans’ favourite who has always given everything whenever he has been on the pitch.

On the other, Rafael’s expressive style of play was never really going to fit in under the pragmatic Louis van Gaal.

We asked our Twitter followers how they felt after hearing the news:

Rafael’s commitment was never in question but his ability to defend often was.

Add to that his tendency to make rash decisions, and it was always unlikely that he would thrive under van Gaal.

The experienced Dutchman preferred Antonio Valencia for the majority of last season and Matteo Darmian has also come in this summer. The latter performed particularly well during United’s pre-season tour of the United States.

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Ben graduated with a first-class honours degree in Journalism from the University of Sheffield and he was The Peoples Person's co-editor between March 2015-16. He is now a regular contributor and freelancer.