The agent of the Da Silva brothers, Cassiano Pereira, has been speaking to Estado ESPN where he discussed the future of his clients. In the past month we discovered that Fabio would be going out on loan next season, and he was heavily linked with a move to Benfica but he would now prefer a move to a fellow Premier League club.
“Fabio is a promising player and he needs to play. Because of that, Alex Ferguson suggested that he be loaned out to get more experience, he is a sought-after player because he is still young, and we think that his transfer to QPR was the best decision at the time. We received some offers from Germany and Portugal, but he preferred to stay in England to remain in touch with the country’s football style and so that he would not have a problem to adapt to it when he returned to United.”
It puzzles me why we would loan another player to QPR after last seasons incident with Macheda. The Italian striker hardly got any playing time in the six months he was on loan at the London club, I just hope the same thing doesn’t happen to Fabio.
Rafael on the other hand, is set to stay at United for the foreseeable future after penning a new 3-year contract.
“Rafael is very happy to stay at Manchester United, who are one of the giants of world football and always play in Europe’s biggest competitions,” he said. “Manchester United are the club that opened the door to Europe for him. He is loved, respected and has prestige at the club. We are all very happy that he is renewing his contract.”
I fully expect Rafael to be our first choice right-back this season, so lets hope he can make that position his own. He is still liable to the odd rash challenge and sometimes is caught out of position, but he’s still young and has plenty of time to learn.