Manchester United complete transfer, defender pose in club shirt, twitter reaction

French club Olympique Lyon have completed the signing of Rafael Da Silva from Manchester United on a 4-year deal. The Brazilian defender, who had one year left on his United contract, joined the French outfit for a reported fee of £2.1m. 

Rafael will wear #20 shirt for his new club, as a respect to Manchester United, where he played an integral part in winning the 20th league title for the club.

The Brazilian was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2008 along with his twin brother Fabio. He won three Premier League titles during his time at the Old Trafford club.

Rafael becomes the sixth high profile player to have left the club in the summer. And there could be more departures as well. According to widespread reports, Angel Di Maria is close to joining PSG, after he completed his medical in Doha yesterday.



Rafael was a fan favourite at United. Naturally, United fans were saddened to see him leave. Reactions on Twitter suggest so.

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