Rafael wants Brazil chance

Manchester United defender Rafael has been stung by suggestions he is not interested in playing for Brazil.

People think I don't want to play for Brazil because I left at such a young age.

That is not true at all.

My brother and I left because life for any young Brazilian player is full of uncertainty.

It is the same in England but we knew United represented a big chance for us.

The people back home thought we didn't care. We do care.

I would love the chance to play for my country again.

I don't think about it so much because of what has happened and because there is a lot to do with my club but the dream of playing in the World Cup for Brazil in Brazil never goes away.

I would love it to happen.

– Manchester United defender Rafael speaking to Press Association

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