Man Utd’s Da Silva brothers look to the future

Manchester United’s Fabio Da Silva has joined QPR on a season-long loan deal four years after he joined the club from Fluminese with his twin brother Rafael. The news comes after Rafael Da Silva signed a four year contract extension at United.

Fabio, 21, can play at full back or as a midfielder and has made 53 appearances for the Red Devils but is rarely a first choice starter. Fabio, who will meet-up with his new team-mates on his 22nd birthday on Monday said, “The loan is so important for me in terms of my career. I want to play as many games as possible here. I want to play well and win games as well.”

QPR manager Mark Hughes said: “It’s a great opportunity for us to loan a good, young player, who has decent experience of playing for a top club like Manchester United.”

Rafael has enjoyed a brighter start to his Man Utd career clocking up 89 appearances for the club so far and starting ten games last season.

“Rafael has all the attributes to become one of the best full-backs in the world and I am delighted he has signed a new contract,” United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: “Rafael is one of the club’s brightest young prospects. He has no fear of playing and has great belief in himself. The boy has developed immensely since joining United, his energy and enthusiasm are a joy to watch.


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