On his first start since his fateful red card against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva had another match to forget against Tottenham as the Brazilian’s inexperienced was exposed once again.
Aside from a catalogue of poor crosses, Rafeal’s key misdemeanor surrounded Tottenham’s leveller as the full-back forgot to guard the far post from a corner which allowed Ledley King’s header to fly into the net past him. Shortly after the Lilywhites leveller, Fergie reacted by substituting the error-prone youngster.
Fearing that his mistake would cost United dear again, when Nani restored the Red Devil’s advantage later in the second half Rafael’s reaction was noticeable. As if possessed, Da Silva roared in celebration signifying the relief which was lifted over his shoulders.
Rafael da Silva’s passionate celebration can be seen here.