RAFAEL: 2009/10 LEAGUE CUP FINAL REVIEWD

Brazilian defender Rafael da Silva won a lot of major trophies during his time at the Theatre of Dreams. The fullback won eight major trophies as a Manchester United player, including three Premier League titles.

Rafael da Silva was also part of the Manchester United squad that won the 2009/10 League Cup title. In addition to three league titles and one League Cup titles, Rafael da Silva also won three Community Shields and the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup title with the Red Devils.

Manchester United emerged winners of the 2009/10 League Cup title thanks to their final win over Aston Villa. Ecuador star Antonio Valencia was named the best player as Manchester United beat Villa 2-1 in the final to seal the League Cup win.

Rafael started that League Cup final win over Villa on the right side of the Manchester United defence. Poland shot stopper Tomasz Kuszczak started in goal for the team with the likes of Rafael da Silva, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic as his defenders.

Manchester United didn’t have things their own way after they went behind as early as the fifth minute through a James Milner penalty. It took the Red Devils just seven minutes to come up with the reply for the aforementioned Milner penalty. Michael Owen started the game in attack alongside Dmitar Berbatov and the former Real Madrid and Liverpool man was responsible for the United equaliser on 12 minutes.

Owen scored and he was then substituted due to injury. His replacement, Wayne Rooney would go on to score the winning goal on 74 minutes. The goal from Rooney was enough to give Manchester United a 2-1 victory and the League Cup title for the 2009/10 season.

Brazilian defender Rafael da Silva didn’t play the whole game against Villa as he made way for the experienced Gary Neville in the final quarter of the game.

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