Rafael returning to training on Friday after successful operation

by Sam Peoples

Rafael has confirmed that surgery on his fractured cheekbone was successful and he will be able to return to training on Friday.

The Brazilian defender suffered the injury during Manchester United’s game against Yeovil Town after going up to head a ball and although he battled onto until half-time, he was taken off.

Louis van Gaal revealed Rafael had fractured his cheekbone in his post-match press conference and there were fears that he could be set for yet another lengthy spell on the sidelines but it’s good news about an injury for once with a United player.

Operation was perfect back training normal with mask on Friday very happy. thanks god for everything (sic)

With Antonio Valencia already out injured, Van Gaal will be glad that his only fit right-back is not going to be sidelined for a few weeks.

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