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Ferdinand hails 'unbelievable' Rafael strike

Rio Ferdinand celebrates Rafael's wonder striker against QPR (©GettyImages)
Rio Ferdinand celebrates Rafael's wonder striker against QPR (©GettyImages).

Rio Ferdinand has described teammate Rafael’s goal against QPR at the weekend as “unbelievable”.

The Brazilian right-back opened the scoring with a 25-yard drive in the 2-0 win at Loftus Road on Saturday, and Ferdinand was full of admiration for his defensive colleague.

“Wow, that’s all I can say about that goal Rafael scored,” Ferdinand said on his Bubbly account. “It was one of the cleanest strikes I’ve seen.”

Ferdinand also heaped praise on Ryan Giggs. The 39-year-old rounded off the victory with a goal on his 999th career appearance.

“And the old fella, Giggsy, again a masterclass with a nice finish,” Ferdinand said.

The England defender also discussed the bizarre injury sustained by Robin van Persie on the social media site. The Dutch striker was substituted six minutes before half-time after hurting his hip in a collision with a camera.

Ferdinand said: “Rafael smashed it top corner while Robin van Persie was sitting in a ditch where the cameras were meant to be. It was crazy, I don’t know what the cameraman was thinking having that ditch open.”

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson expects Van Persie to be fit to play against Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League tie at Old Trafford on the 5th March, but he could miss this weekend’s Premier League tie with Norwich City.

A win for United this Saturday would take them 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, with rivals Manchester City not playing until Monday night against strugglers Aston Villa.

Topics:
Robin Van Persie
Football
Premier League
Manchester United
Rafael Da Silva
Rio Ferdinand

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