Rafael da Silva reveals how he felt playing against Manchester United in the Champions League

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Istanbul Bakasehir defender Rafael da Silva has revealed he felt different playing against his former side Manchester United in the Champions League.

The former United right-back was very impressive for his side in their 2-1 win over the Red Devils on Wednesday as they claimed their first win in the competition.

The Brazilian also admitted that he still has a special place in his heart for Manchester United.

After the Champions League game on Wednesday, Rafael da Silva wrote on Twitter: “Well done guys, very good 3 points we deserved that.

“Different felling to play against the team I love most in my life. See you at old Trafford!”

The Brazilian will return to Old Trafford for the first time since leaving the club in 2015 on November 24 for the return leg after the international break.