Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that the Brazilian twins Fabio Da Silva and Rafael Da Silva will be the future of Manchester United. The two players are capable of playing on either flanks and are especially known for the pace and skill. However, they have been beset by a number of injury problems in the past, but Sir Alex Ferguson has backed them to put these problems behind them. The twins came to Manchester United from Brazilian club Fluminense in the summer of 2008, and have been playing regularly since then. The retirement of Gary Neville seems to have certainly have helped Rafael Da Silva, while Fabio Da Silva has certainly found it tough to replace Patrice Evra.
However, the French full-back is coming close to the end of his career and it has been rumoured that Fabio Da Silva is being prepared by Sir Alex Ferguson to replace him. Fabio Da Silva has already made a number of appearances this season, although they are mostly in the meaningless games like the Carling cup. However, Sir Alex Ferguson expects Fabio Da Silva to be an integral part of the Manchester United future. Ironically, the two players suffered an injury in the Carling cup quarter-final match against Crystal Palace and will not be featuring in the match against QPR on Sunday.
“The two of them are terrific talents. But they keep getting injuries, the kids are always getting them. I’m hoping that maturity eradicates all these things they have but it’s all different types of injuries you know,” Sir Alex Ferguson said on Manchester United’s official website. Ferguson also praised the two players by saying that they are very much similar to former Manchester United midfielder Bryan Robson in that they recognise danger pretty quickly.