- Rafael played alongside Brazilian teammate Anderson at Premier League club Manchester United winning several titles
- According to the midfielder, Anderson would have been one of the world’s best players if not for his love for McDonalds
- He disclosed that the midfielder who won four Premier League titles would jump up impulsively and yell 'McDonald's
Former Manchester United star Rafael has trolled ex-teammate Anderson when he stated his compatriot would have been world’s best if not for the way he eats, Football365 reports.
The 33-year-old Anderson spent eight seasons with Premier League club Manchester United and then retired last year after a brief stint with Turkish side Adama Demispor.
Despite winning the Premier League four times, Anderson struggled with his weight and physique throughout his career.
According to Rafael, in his new joint autobiography with twin brother Fabio, the ex-Man Utd defender Anderson likes McDonalds. He said via SunSport:
“We could be on the team coach and pass the services on the motorway and Anderson would jump up impulsively and yell 'McDonald's, McDonald's'.
“Give him a football and he would just play with freedom and sometimes, if he got a good run of games, he could play as well as any player in the league.
“Not only that, but when he was playing well, we were playing brilliant football. He picked up a lot of big injuries and then his problems with eating the way he did started to affect him."
Fernandes trains with boyhood club
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has linked up with Portuguese side Boavista for additional training before he returns to Old Trafford for the pre-season.
Fernandes was allowed some more time off to rest following his involvement in the Euro 2020 tournament with Portugal.
Fernandes is understood to have linked up with his boyhood club back home in Portugal, Boavista FC, to ensure he returns to Manchester in top shape.
Varane linked with United
Legit.ng earlier reported that Raphael Varane has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer after refusing to sign an extension at Real Madrid.
The Red Devils are reportedly set to seal a £42.8 million deal with the Spanish League giants to secure the services of the French World Cup winner.
His arrival will provide more stability for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team as they hope to win their first Premier League title since 2013.
Source: Sports Brief News