Rafael da Silva has signed a contract extension with Manchester United it has been confirmed.

The 21-year old Brazilian full-back has penned a new four-year deal keeping him at Old Trafford until summer 2016.

"I am so happy to sign a new contract," he told the club's official website.

"I love playing for Manchester United, there is a great team spirit here and a real desire to win.

"My time here has been unbelievable; winning two league titles, a league cup and a Club World Cup has made me hungry for more trophies.

"I would like to thank Sir Alex for his belief in me and I would also like to thank the fans for their support."

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