Rafael Da Silva

Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva has committed his future to the Premier League champions after putting the recent rumours surrounding his future to bed.

The Express had earlier reported that Brazilian club Corinthians are keen on signing the fullback as a long term replacement for the retiring Alessandro. However, Rafael's agent had earlier confirmed the 23-year-old is happy with David Moyes' side and has no intentions to make a move away from Old Trafford.

The Brazilian was the first choice right back during Sir Alex Ferguson's final season at the club. Rafael was ruled out for the early part of the current campaign due to hamstring injury, which forced him to be on the sidelines.

The defender echoed the comments made by his representative and insisted that he is no mood to leave the Old Trafford club.

"A lot of people texted me asking about that [rumour]. I haven't heard anything about that and my agent made it very clear that I am not considering a move," Gola.com quoted Rafael as saying.

"Especially after last season, there is no reason whatsoever for me to leave. Maybe because I was injured and not playing some people may have thought that, or maybe because we have a new manager, but for me it is business as usual. It's not time to come back to Brazil."

Wayne Rooney

Meanwhile, Rafael's United teammate Wayne Rooney was in the spotlight throughout the summer after Ferguson confirmed that the England international had asked to leave the club at the end of last season.

Chelsea were long been interested in signing the striker, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also expressed his side's interest in landing the player.

However, no deal took place as the English champions rejected multiple approaches from Jose Mourinho's side for Rooney's signature. Rafael revealed that the former Everton star is relaxed over the summer transfer saga and will be at Old Trafford for a "long time."

"There was too much talk about Rooney leaving. He was always silent about it. Now he is very relaxed. He belongs to Manchester United. He has been here for so long now, [for] almost a decade. The fans love him and I think he will stay here for a long time," he concluded.