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Rafael responds to Manchester United sacking after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gesture

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Rafael has claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer restored Manchester United's identity before losing his job. Now 31 and playing his trade in his native Brazil for Botafogo, Rafael enjoyed a successful spell at United, winning three Premier League titles, three Community Shields and a League Cup in a seven-year stint with the club.

Solskjaer was sacked after the chastening 4-1 defeat to Watford - United's fifth defeat in seven Premier League games - but Rafael insists the Norweigan could leave the club with his head held high after steering the side out of a tough period. ''I think he built like everybody said he built, they were beginning to look like United again, they achieved and played some very good stuff,'' said Rafael. ''I think at that

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