Photo: Man United’s Rafael drops hint about his future

Rafael Da Silva takes to Instagram to suggest that he plans to stay at Manchester United beyond the summer

A photo posted by Rafael Da Silva (@orafa2) on

Manchester United’s Rafael da Silva has taken to social media to dismiss claims that he is set to depart the club for Galatasaray.

The Brazilian has been mooted with a move to Turkey, a claim which seemed to gather momentum since United confirmed the club were on the verge of signing Matteo Darmian from Torino, who shares his right-back position.

But da Silva – more commonly known as just ‘Rafael’ – has taken to Instagram (@orafa2) to deny the claim, posting a picture of himself playing, with a Manchester United backdrop.

And with the caption: “A new season start. Let’s keeping fighting,” it would appear that Rafael was sending an emphatic message to Old Trafford supporters.

The 25-year-old, who has been at United for seven years, only made a handful of appearances last season due to injury, although van Gaal appeared to prefer winger-turned-defender Antonio Valencia when available over the Brazilian.

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If he does stay, then Red Devils’ fans will be hopeful that Rafael can reach the heights of the 2012-13 season where he scored three goals and as many assists, whilst obtaining a WhoScored.com average rating of 7.36 over the season.

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