Rafael praises Manchester United team-mate Giggs ahead of clash
Manchester United and Brazil full-back Rafael has been speaking to the media about coming up against Ryan Giggs in Friday's pre-Olympic friendly with Team GB.
Rafael, 21, will start at right-back for the Brazilian side and is likely to find himself opposing his senior club colleague.
The youngster, though, insists he is not afraid to take on his friend, even if it means making his presence felt in a way that would no doubt annoy manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
"On the pitch we forget that he is an idol and everything he is," Rafael told reporters. "When you're on the pitch, everything changes. If I have to hit him, I will hit him. If I have to slide tackle, I will slide tackle.
"He helped me and continues to help me in Manchester. I am grateful for what he has done. When speaking about Giggs, there is no end. I even think that he will be called "Sir"."