Rafael ready for 'must-win' game

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Manchester United right-back Rafael has called on his teammates to continue their impressive Champions League form by beating Real Sociedad.

Rafael's Manchester United have struggled in the Premier League this season - winning just three games out of a possible eight. 

However the Premier League champions have looked a far better side in Europe.

The Red Devils won their first Group A game against German side Bayer Leverkusen before claiming a hard-fought point against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Donbass Arena.

David Moyes' side, who are currently joint top of Group A, go into Wednesday's match against La Liga side Real Sociedad on the back of a disappointing display against Southampton at the weekend.

Rafael, speaking exclusively to United Review, said on tomorrow night's encounter with La Liga side Real Sociedad: "We have done well [so far].

"We were pleased with our performance against Bayer Leverkusen and then it was important to come away from Donetsk with a good result.

"We managed to do that. We have played some good football in the competition so far and we want to keep that going.

"We need to win the game to give us confidence for the match in Spain. That's all we're focused on.

"They will come here to win. Spanish teams aren't the type to sit back and defend. They will always attack. They were close to getting a draw at Leverkusen and that will have given them encouragement."

Rafael's fellow defenders Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic are both major doubts for tomorrow's clash at Old Trafford.

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