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.