The Manchester United defender Fabio Da Silva has said that he could see himself as a winger at Old Trafford in the future. The defender is currently on loan at the Premier league strugglers QPR till the end of the season.
He has been getting valuable first-team action at Loftus Road this season. He is expected to return to Old Trafford where he will be competing for a place against the likes of Patrice Evra. Rafael Da Silva has been able to establish himself ahead of its twin brother Fabio mainly because of his defensive qualities. Fabio, on the other hand, is an extremely attacking full-back.
This has been one of the major problems for Fabio since his arrival in England. Prior to the Manchester United move, Fabio was regarded as the best player of the two due to his attacking abilities. However, European football has always toned down the attacking threat of fullbacks, which has led to the difficult situation surrounding the Brazilian defender. Warren Joyce said in a recent interview to the official site of Manchester United that both these players are held in high regard by the club. This has delighted Fabio, who has said that he could see himself playing as a winger in order to establish himself at Old Trafford.
“It’s very nice. Maybe in the future, my brother and I will play as wingers [at United]. I don’t know. I’m here now and I want to help QPR get out of the relegation zone,” said the defender. The 22-year-old has already made 18 appearances for the club this season. The presence of Patrice Evra has limited opportunities he had at Old Trafford, which led to the loan deal. Due to the fact that it has been successful so far, he is expected to compete with Evra from next season.