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In his first spell with Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo’s characters not only created scores and history, but also intervened to settle deals in favor of the Red Devils.
The duo of Fabio and Rafael da Silva mentioned in their statement how they came to Manchester United in 2007, when Sir Alex Ferguson persuaded Ronaldo to join Old Trafford.
During that time, the duo, who operate in Brazil, became interested in Arsenal, and the competition for them was fierce, with Ronaldo’s intervention in direct contact with Fabio ending it all.
Fabio said he received a call from Ronaldo before the Manchester United legend could confirm his identity and greeted him in Portuguese, after which he personally said it was Don, who at first thought it was a joke.
He continued, “He told me, ‘I invite you to come to Manchester United, I can help you, so you should come here and you will ask with us’.”
Ronaldo’s call-up seems to have had a magical impact on the deal, in fact, the Brazilian duo joined Manchester United and Portugal’s Jamela in 2009, 18 months before leaving for Real Madrid.
The pair lived with United until 2013, and now Rafael is active with Nantes in the French league, while Fabio is without a club, both 31 years old.
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