Rafael: 'I belong at Manchester United'

Robin Van Persie, Rafael Da Silva
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Manchester United defender Rafael admits that he has had to modify his game since joining the club.

Brazilian full-back Rafael has admitted that he now feels worthy of being a Manchester United player.

The 22-year-old, who joined the Red Devils in 2008, has established himself as the club's main right-back this season.

Having developed his game in recent years, Rafael believes that he is now reaping the benefits.

"I do think they look at me differently now. The way I play for United has changed a little bit and I have scored some goals as well," he told reporters.

"But mature is the word. I always want the ball. Now I read the game more and know what the opposing player is going to do."

Rafael has scored four goals from 99 appearances for United.

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