Man Utd's Jonny Evans hails 'world class' Rafael
Manchester United's Jonny Evans has praised fellow defender Rafael and says he is one of the best full backs in the world.
The 22-year-old Brazilian has emerged as Manchester United's first choice right back this season with a series of eye-catching performances and fellow teammate Evans is amongst his admirers.
"I actually think Rafael has done really well. He has shown real maturity. His brother has gone out on loan now and it's probably given him a lot more responsibility," Evans told Inside United.
"Because of the injuries, too, there hasn't been much competition for him at right back so he has really stepped into the position and made it his own.
"Rafael is a lot younger than me but he stepped into the first team probably in the same season I did. We both made our breakthrough seasons in that same year. He probably played about 30 games that season, which is incredible for a young player.
"Even back then you knew he was going to be a fantastic player. He has been for a number of years. Some people have criticised his all action style, but I think he has managed to find the right balance now and he's become, I think, one of the best full-backs in the world."
Source: Sports Mole