Fabio Da Silva has spoken of the split from his brother when going on loan to Queen’s Park Rangers this season where the full back is finally beginning to show the form that saw him gatecrash the 2011 Champions League final side.
Fabio is obviously used to being in the same squad as his twin and admitted he talked over the move to Loftus Road with Rafael.
Speaking to the Independent Fabio noted:
“We spoke about this [splitting] when we were 12 years old. We would say: ‘One day we are going to split because we cannot be together for ever’. I knew it was going to happen. I just didn’t know when. Last year it happened, this was good.
“We discuss everything together. He knew I wanted to leave United to play more games. To play consistently. He agrees with me. He thinks it’s good for me to leave United to play more football. I enjoy it. I know it hasn’t been a good season for Queen’s Park Rangers but I try to improve and to help.”
Although he’s naturally right-footed Fabio can operate on the left and if he impresses for the remainder of the season at QPR he can expect to be back into the United squad next season- possibly as an understudy, or even rival to Patrice Evra who’s approaching the Autumn of his career. Some people claim Alexander Buttner is the natural heir to Patrice, but Fabio is a far better player technically and could well be vying for the left back spot sooner rather than later.