It has been reported that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has taken a swipe at Rafael.
Rafael is up for sale at United and is in talks with Benfica this week about a move away.
This morning, Van Gaal was asked about why he’d brought in Matteo Darmian from Torino.
“Matteo is a football player who in the first place can defend,” said Van Gaal. “And that’s what a fullback should be able to do – defend!”
The Dutchman’s comments are viewed as a direct swipe at Brazilian fullback Rafael.