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Man Utd's Jonny Evans: Rafael can be world's best rightback

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Manchester United's Jonny Evans has hailed his teammate Rafael and says he will be one of the best in the business.

Rafael has made the rightback position his own this season and has received plaudits from teammates and even from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Evans is the latest to praise the Brazilian youngster: "He's been outstanding all season. With his energy, he really sets the tone for the rest of the players. He's a credit to himself," the defender told MUTV.

"He's working hard and he's going to be one of the best right-backs in the world, no doubt about that."

Midfielder Michael Carrick also added: "He has progressed every year he has been here. He came across at a very young age and it was a big change from Brazil and what he was used to.

"Every season he has got better and better. He has played nearly every game this season and has been terrific. There is still more to come from him, he is still learning the game and is still improving, so it is great for him and he is having a good time."

Rafael signed for Manchester United in 2007 alongside twin brother Fabio, who is currently on loan at QPR.


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