‘Louis van Gaal didn’t like me’ – Rafael on Manchester United exit

first_img1 Rafael de Silva and Man United boss Louis van Gaal Rafael da Silva says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal never liked him – but he does not know if it was because he is Brazilian.The full-back, who joined Lyon last week after seven years at Old Trafford, admits he has heard rumours about Van Gaal’s distain for Samba stars but he admits, although he felt alienated, it was never because of his South American roots.“I know this history that he doesn’t like Brazilians, but I can’t say: ‘Oh, he doesn’t like Brazilians,” the defender told Globo Esporte.“I know that he didn’t like me, but if that’s because I’m Brazilian, I don’t know.”Van Gaal reportedly had awkward relationships with Rivaldo and Giovanni at Barcelona as well as Lucio, whom he sold when he was Bayern Munich manager.last_img

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