Rafael hoping to continue Manchester United form and gain Brazil call-up from Dunga

by Sam Peoples

Rafael hasn’t given up hope of earning his place back in the Brazil national side and feels he has an opportunity to under new boss Carlos Dunga.

Ever since a poor performance in the London 2012 Olympics football final, Rafael has been frozen out of Brazil’s national set-up but the 24-year-old is confident he can get another chance.

“The most important thing is to keep playing well here [at Manchester United] as Dunga mentioned he will call who is playing and doing well,” Rafael told ESPN.

“It’s fundamental to playing here like I am doing right now and if I get a chance, I will try and make the most of it.”

Now that Maicon is out of the international set-up and Dani Alves is likely to follow suit, there is an opportunity for Rafael to claim a spot in Dunga’s squad if he can keep up his current fantastic form.

It would be a great confidence boost for Rafael if he was to play for Brazil again which, in turn, would benefit United, so here’s hoping he can force his way into Dunga’s plans.

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