A Breath of Brazilian Air

Jack MilneContributor INovember 9, 2008

Rafael Da Silva announced his arrival in the 90th minute of United's defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.

The chest down and volley screamed Brazilian brilliance, the effort shaping into Fabianski's bottom right hand corner.

With Anderson currently cementing his place in the centre of United's midfield, the squads South American contingent is growing in confidence. 

Ferguson seems content on picking Anderson regularly this season, a decision I agree with. Recent performances have highlighted his strength on the ball, especially under intense pressure from opponents, showing an uncanny ability to keep and win back possession. His long range shooting however leaves a lot to be desired, the majority of his attempts flying far from the posts.

With Rafael's brother, Fabio, also on Fergie's books, the future of the club's up and coming talent looks to be full of flare and finesse. As a fan I am extremely excited about Rafael and look forward to watching him develop over the next few seasons. A natural, attacking mentality and a clear ability to defend make Rafael a future first team regular.