Award makes Rafael proud

Robin Van Persie, Rafael Da Silva
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Brazilian defender Rafael admits that he is delighted to have been named Manchester United's best player throughout September.

Manchester United defender Rafael has expressed his happiness at being voted the club's best player of the month for September by supporters.

The Brazilian full-back, who found the net last month against Liverpool, edged out veteran midfielder Paul Scholes to scoop the award.

"I'm very happy to win this award, especially since I found out that defenders never win it," Rafael told the club's official website. "It's just an honour to win, especially to beat Paul Scholes, and I'm very proud.

"It was a good month for me, very consistent, playing many games and of course scoring the goal at Liverpool was the high point for me. I think scoring at Anfield probably helped a lot with the voting."

Rafael is only the third United defender to win the award since its inception back in 2007.

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