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Gary Is Out, Too - Rafael's Day Again?

It looks like that Fergie is thinking along the same lines as I: I wrote this morning that Gary Neville is unlikely to be able to three full games a week and now the veteran captain has been left out of the squad travelling to Glasgow.

Nothing suggests that he's injured so I assume he's being rested. The question is, with Brown already out, who will play at right back? There are two candidates for the role.

At first, Rafael seems the obvious one. He was coming on nicely this season, putting in some really promising performances. However, he's on the short side and quite experienced. You may say that such a baptism of fire, such a potentially chastening experience as a visit to Celtic can only make him stronger - it might be true but they could take advantage of his inexperience and, I repeat myself, shortness.

So there would be no surprise for me if Fergie opted to play John O'Shea instead. The big Irishman's technical ability is a few light years away from that of Rafael but he's a fairly reliable full-back who definitely won't be unsettled by physical style and aerial menace.

We'll see in little more than 25 hours.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 4 2008

Time: 5:28PM

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should be interesting who fergie will pick but i think he might pick da silva
matth01
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04/11/2008 20:55:00

I'm just waiting to see his brother Fabio. We definitly have our fullbacks and goalkeeper positions covered for a loong time!
ForeverUnited
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04/11/2008 23:29:00

it will be rooney at right back and tevez to take the forward spot you mark my words
illtight69
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05/11/2008 08:09:00

Yeah, and James Chester will be in goal. As for Fabio: he's supposed to be even more talented than Rafael whom Fergie seems to trust very much so the buy most be something.
midlothian99
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05/11/2008 12:55:00

Goodbye to the ugly ****. ..."Youll Never Walk Alone"
I Bling Red
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18/11/2008 12:55:00

 

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