Manchester United defender Rafael has been stung by suggestions he is not interested in playing for Brazil.
– Manchester United defender Rafael speaking to Press Association
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.