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Manchester United full-back Rafael da Silva a doubt for Bayern Munich clash but insists that the German side are beatable

The 23-year-old is struggling to be fit for the Champions League quarter-final
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The Brazilian missed training with the Manchester United squad on Monday owing to a thigh problem and is a doubt for tonight’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against the Bundesliga champions at Old Trafford.

Rafael Da Silva would have been expected to deal with the threat of Franck Ribéry on the left flank but it is now likely that that job will fall to one of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones or Antonio Valencia.

The French winger was voted third best player in the world recently, and Rafael da Silva’s recent form suggests that he would be the best man to take on the might of the Frenchman.

The Brazilian was sent off against Bayern in the Old Trafford leg of the 2010 quarter-final but says that he has learnt his lesson from his 50th-minute dismissal.

The 23-year-old also thinks that the Bavarian outfit are a stronger side now than they were four years ago but insists that they can be beaten.

“They are better now. Neuer is there and others too but everyone is beatable in football.”

“If you speak about United, we are the best club in the world. The history here is fantastic. After what happened in 1999 everything is possible.”


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