Rafael claimed that current fans would even scold the former Manchester United star, and he asked for more patience with Solskjaer.
Rafael said in an interview with "Athletic": "Many of us, they are outstanding players in Manchester United history. But now some people will say: Why does this guy play for Manchester United?"
"My friends, these players are in the club for a reason. Give them some trust and patience."
"I'm not saying that everything at Manchester United is right. Many things go wrong, and they do it sometimes, but not everything is bad."
"Look at Greenwood, Rashford, Bruno Fernandez, Wan Bisaka. Even Fred, he is not a loser. He is a good player, but sometimes he does not even participate in the game."
"Do you think Manchester United need more midfielders? Damn, Fred sometimes doesn't even play."
"Do you think he is a bad player? No, he is a good player. But on the Internet these days, people are there saying, ‘I don’t like this club anymore, or ‘trash coaches and trash players’."