Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Robin van Persie by saying that he once again proved his quality after managing to bring an end to his goal drought with a penalty against Stoke city. United were leading 1-0 in the match after a goal from Michael Carrick. They were on course to securing three points, but there was always the threat of a goal from Stoke. The penalty from Robin van Persie sealed the three points for United. Immediately after scoring, he went and celebrated with Ferguson by hugging him.
Robin van Persie had not scored for 10 games heading into this match. Ferguson said ahead of the match that he was confident that van Persie will find the back of the net sooner rather than later. He said that strikers go through spells in which they find it difficult to score goals no matter what they do. There are also spells when strikers find it difficult to stop scoring. Ferguson also praised the way van Persie took his penalty. Striker Wayne Rooney was utilised in the midfield against Stoke, and he has said that van Persie’s goal may prove to be the kick needed for the Dutchman to go on another scoring spree from now until the end of the season.
“You go through spells when you don’t score where you never think you’re ever going to get a goal and then when you are scoring you think you’re never going to miss. Today was an important goal. He did really good work from Wayne’s pass to get brought down for the penalty. The ball moved off the spot two or three times, the composure to settle himself down and the penalty kick was a perfect penalty. Low hard, straight into the corner, great penalty,” said Ferguson.
The Premier league strugglers Reading recently sacked their manager Brian McDermott. The Royals suffered their fourth consecutive defeat in the league, which has left them four points adrift of safety. They are level on points with the bottom club QPR.
As a result, the club decided to change their manager in order to give them hope of getting out of the bottom three. There are only nine matches remaining for Reading in the Premier league season, and it is expected that the club will be making a swift appointment to replace McDermott. The Tottenham manager Villas-Boas, though, is of the opinion that the Premier league strugglers were wrong to sack their manager. Read more »
QPR’s on loan defender Fabio Da Silva has revealed that he spoke with this twin brother Rafael Da Silva about the possibility of leaving Manchester United in search of regular first-team football. Fabio Da Silva joined the Premier league strugglers QPR on a season-long loan deal in the summer. This was the first time that he had been separated from his twin brother Rafael Da Silva after managing to stay together since childhood. Fabio has revealed that they had come to the admission that they had to go on separate ways at some point in their career because they could not be together forever.
Rafael also acknowledged the fact that Fabio needed to play games regularly in order to improve as a player. Hence, he did not oppose the loan move to QPR. After initially struggling during the regime of Mark Hughes, Fabio has found his feet at Loftus Road. He has been experiencing some of the best football he has played in England till date. Fabio was a surprise inclusion in the 2011 Champions league squad, and he is finally showing signs of returning to the level once again. The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had said that the presence of a player like Patrice Evra made it difficult for Fabio to break through.
“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,” said Fabio.
The QPR manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that he does not see a reason why the Manchester United defender Fabio Da Silva should go on and match the exploits of his brother Rafael Da Silva at the club. Fabio Da Silva is currently on loan at QPR till the end of the season. He has found regular first-team football at Loftus Road after being deprived of the same at Old Trafford. Harry Redknapp has consistently picked the player in recent matches, despite not initially favouring him for the matches against Wigan and Fulham.
Fabio made his first start for the club in the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle. Even though he initially struggled to cope with the presence of Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba, the 22-year-old became accustomed to the play of Newcastle after a while. Redknapp has spoken about the importance of having a good attitude in this tough time of relegation trouble. He recently had to deal with the issues surrounding the Portuguese defender José Bosingwa, who refused to be named as a substitute. At the same time, the attitude and the performance of the 22-year-old defender Fabio has been excellent according to Redknapp. Rafael Da Silva is a regular at Manchester United, and Redknapp believes that Fabio will only be the same as his brother.
“He’s a good lad. He’s a nice lad as well. He’s enthusiastic and he has a good attitude. He’s been fine. I don’t know really. They’re both good players. Hopefully he can be. There is no reason he can’t be,” said Redknapp. “Ability wise, there’s very little between the two. But Rafael’s got more experience now because he’s played more games for us,” Ferguson said when asked about Fabio a few weeks ago. The player has so far made 13 appearances for the London club this season.
Queens Park Rangers (QPR) has been defeated by West Bromwich Albion in a Premier League match played at the Hawthorns on Saturday. West Brom won the match by a close margin of 3-2. This was the third victory for West Brom in the ongoing Premier League. With this victory, the West Brom team has moved up to no. 6 in the points table. Steve Clarke’s team has played 7 matches in the tournament so far and out of those 7 matches, the team won 4, lost 1 and the rest two ended in a draw. West Brom currently has 14 points in 7 matches.
On the other hand, this was the fifth defeat for QPR in the ongoing Premier League. Mark Hughes’ team has not been able to register even a single win in the competition so far. Out of the 7 matches that the Rangers have played so far, they lost 5 and the remaining two finished in the form of a draw. The QPR team is currently at no. 20 in the points table with 2 points in 7 matches.
In the post match press conference, Mark Hughes said, “It was another disappointing day for us. The boys played well in the first half, but, in the second half, they were a bit defensive in their approach. They should have attacked a bit more.”
“When you lose too many matches, you tend to lack self belief and you start getting nervous during the vital moments of the game and that’s what happened with the boys today. In the last 10 minutes, we were not up to the mark at all.”
“There are still a lot of matches to be played in the competition. So, there is no reason why we can’t make a comeback.”
QPR will play its next match against Everton on 21st of October at the Loftus Road Stadium.
The QPR defender Fabio Da Silva has said that he cannot wait for the start of the West London Derby against Chelsea at Loftus Road. This is one of the toughest and fiercest encounters during the Premier league season. Last time around, QPR managed an unlikely 1-0 win over Chelsea. This time around, the club will be coming into the match as the European champions after having won the Champions League title for the first time in their history last season. For QPR, it is all about bringing to visit the numerous players to have brought in to the club.
Fabio Da Silva will be involved in his first West London Derby of his career because he recently moved to QPR on a season long loan deal. The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson decided to give him some first-team opportunities, which were extremely sporadic at Old Trafford due to the form of Patrice Evra. As a result, he has moved to the London club on a loan deal till the end of the season. He is expected to substantially improve the squad in the defence. QPR have conceded nine goals in the first three matches of the new Premier league campaign.
“I know all about the rivalry between QPR and Chelsea. It is a big derby game and I am ready for it. We really want to win this game because we know what it means to our supporters to win this match. Matches like this have an extra edge. I have played at Loftus Road two times and I am really looking forward to this weekend because the atmosphere is going to be incredible. It is very nice here and things are getting better and better. We showed there that we are starting to get to know each other,” said the player.
The defender of Manchester United, Fabio da Silva will play for Queens Park Rangers on loan in the upcoming season. The manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, has confirmed this news. Ferguson said that Fabio is an enormously capable player and he would be back in the Manchester United squad in the next season. On being asked why Fabio has been placed on loan, Ferguson said that there are many experienced players in the Manchester United squad. So, it was almost certain that Fabio would not get many opportunities to feature for the team. But, if a talented player sits on the bench for too long, it affects his confidence. So, he has decided to place Fabio on loan so that he would get regular playing opportunities.
Fabio joined Manchester United in 2008. He represented Manchester United for the first time in a pre season friendly game against Peterborough United. In his very first match, he impressed one and all with his performance. But, he had to miss a number of matches in 2008-09 season due to shoulder injury. However, he came back in the second half of the season and played some matches. Despite giving impressive performances, Fabio has never been a regular member of the United’s first team. Fabio himself looked happy after being placed on a loan. He said that sitting on the bench could be quite frustrating at times. So, he is quite happy to join a club where he would get regular chances to play in the first team.
Fabio has struggled with the injuries a lot in his short career. In the last season, he had to leave the field in a match against CSKA Moscow due to an injury. On being asked about his fitness, Fabio said that he is completely fit at the moment. He has worked hard on his fitness in the off season and he is looking forward to playing for QPR.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has once again confirmed that he expects defender Fabio Da Silva to return to the club once his loan spell with QPR comes to an end. There have been rumours that Manchester United will be willing to negotiate a transfer fee with QPR in order to ensure that the defender stays at Loftus Road. Due to the presence of Patrice Evra, Fabio Da Silva has been unable to get regular playing time at Old Trafford. His twin brother Rafael Da Silva, however, has been able to establish himself as a first-team regular at Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he is extremely sure that Fabio Da Silva will return to Old Trafford, but as a much better player due to the regular first-team experience he is expected to get at Loftus Road under the management of the former Manchester United player Mark Hughes. Sir Alex Ferguson has benefited in a significant manner by loaning of players to his former players. Danny Welbeck is a prime example of a player who has benefited significantly from his loan spell at Sunderland last season. At 21 years of age, Ferguson expects Fabio Da Silva to become a much better player in the future.
“Fabio went to QPR, which was so important for the boy because he has enormous ability, but he needs to play. Because Evra, touch wood, is never injured, the opportunities haven’t been there for the boy. He played a few games last season but it’s not enough for a young boy of 21 years. He needed to continue with his progress,” said Sir Alex Ferguson in a recent interview. Manchester United are currently in the pre-season tour of Asia where they will be hoping to gel the number of new signings like Kagawa.
Manchester United defender Fabio da Silva has decided to stay in England by choosing a move to QPR rather than move to Portugal with Benfica. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed a few months back that he would be sending Fabio Da Silva, who has been unable to get regular first-team football due to the presence of French international Patrice Evra, out on a loan deal till the end of the season in order to gain experience. It was initially thought that Benfica would be the favourites to secure his signature due to the fact that Manchester United were interested in signing their midfielder Nicolás Gaitán.
However, due to the signature of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Kagawa being secured by the club for around £ 13 million, it is thought that they have cooled their interest on the Benfica midfielder. This is also prevented the possibility of Fabio Da Silva joining the Portuguese club. Premier league club QPR, who secured their Premier league status on the final day of the season, have entered into the frame. They would provide Fabio Da Silva with a great opportunity to stay close with his twin brother Rafael Da Silva, who will be one of the main first-team players for Manchester United as right back next season.
QPR boss Mark Hughes has been interested in bringing a number of quality players throughout the end of last season after securing the Premier league status. It is expected that Fabio Da Silva will not be the only major arrival at the London club. QPR owner Tony Fernandes revealed while taking over the club that he would be spending a lot of money in order to make them a contender for the European spot in the next few seasons. The arrival of Fabio da Silva could well start the same.