Rafael expected to miss Manchester United's USA tour

Galatasaray target Rafael Da Silva is expected to miss Manchester United’s pre-season USA tour according to Turkish-football.com sources.

The 25-year-old full-back has been placed on the transfer-list by United following the acquisition of Matteo Darmian from Torino.

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Galatasaray have been closely linked with the Brazilian international who has also received interest from Fiorentina and Napoli.

Rafael – who was hampered by injury last season – fell out of favour with manager Louis van Gaal who preferred Antonio Valencia at the right-back position.

With the Brazilian full-back going into the final year of his contract at Old Trafford, United are keen to offload Rafael for a cut price.

Rafael provided one assist and scored on goal in 17 appearances for Manchester United last season.

Galatasaray won the league title for a record 20th time last season and booked a place in next seasons Champions League group stages.

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