After eight years with premier league giants – Manchester United, Rafael Da Silva has said goodbye to fans of the club. The 25-year old defender has put pen to paper for French Ligue 1 side, Olympique Lyonnais on a four-year deal.
The Brazilian was left out from Manchester united’s pre-season squad after featuring just 11 times for the Red Devils last season. The player has since taken to social media to thank the Manchester United fans and in a special way, his former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
I want to thank Manchester United fans for all the love during those 8 years. pic.twitter.com/1YBVEorKZq
— Rafael da Silva (@orafa2) August 3, 2015
“Since I signed with the club I lived incredible moments, after all were eight years wearing the shirt of one of the biggest clubs of the world.
“Thank you Manchester United. I also want to thank all employees who always treated me with great affection and gave me greater attention.
“Thank you United Kingdom, I learned a lot in this country, as a player, and no doubt as a human being, lessons that I will keep for the rest of my life.
“Thank you Sir Alex Ferguson for always believing in my work and for all the doors that you opened up to me. Now it’s a new path, a new challenge, God bless me!”