Rafael hasn’t given up hope of earning his place back in the Brazil national side and feels he has an opportunity to under new boss Carlos Dunga.
Ever since a poor performance in the London 2012 Olympics football final, Rafael has been frozen out of Brazil’s national set-up but the 24-year-old is confident he can get another chance.
“The most important thing is to keep playing well here [at Manchester United] as Dunga mentioned he will call who is playing and doing well,” Rafael told ESPN.
“It’s fundamental to playing here like I am doing right now and if I get a chance, I will try and make the most of it.”
Now that Maicon is out of the international set-up and Dani Alves is likely to follow suit, there is an opportunity for Rafael to claim a spot in Dunga’s squad if he can keep up his current fantastic form.
It would be a great confidence boost for Rafael if he was to play for Brazil again which, in turn, would benefit United, so here’s hoping he can force his way into Dunga’s plans.