TWINS TALK

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.

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