Award makes Rafael proud

Award makes Rafael proud
© PA Photos
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.

Patrice Evra, Raheem Sterling
Read Next:
Anfield win elates Patrice Evra
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account