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A Loan Spell Awaits For Fabio

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Fabio da Silva will be heading out on loan next season. The right-back known more often as Rafael’s twin-brother has only figured 15 times for Manchester Untied this season which despite the competition for places at Old Trafford is probably a figure too low considering how the Brazilian played a key-part in the run-in last season.

Quite often it’s said that young players learn more in training than actually playing. Certainly at United that statement may very well be true, after all there isn’t probably one young player in the world who couldn’t learn from watching the likes of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes bursting a gut in training.

However sometimes playing games is more important than that and in order for Fabio to continue his development and catch up to his brother who is a bona-fide first-team regular, it’s obvious that he needs to go out on loan and play games.

The rumour mill suggests that Fabio and Federico Macheda will be heading out to Portugal next season to play for Benfica as part of a deal to bring Nicolas Gaitan to Old Trafford. As good as it would be for both of those young players to go out and play in Portugal’s top-flight and the Champions League, it would also benefit them to play in England as well.

A mid-table team wouldn’t be a bad option to send both players out to. You only have to look at how Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck developed on loan at Wigan Athletic and Sunderland respectively last year to show what a loan-spell can do to a young player’s ability and confidence.

Fabio may not long-term be the club’s first-choice left-back but at the very least he deserves the chance to stake his claim to be Patrice Evra’s successor.

By Adam Dennehey @ADennehey87

1 thought on “A Loan Spell Awaits For Fabio”

  1. I don't believe the spurios links to Manchester United the media have whipped up regarding the clubs interest in Nicolas Gaitan.Who as we know is a left footed, winger although does drift into the middle of the football field .The main thrust of my arguement or disbelief is Nani and the summer purchase of Ashley Young, now redundant.Possibly Nani is going to be moved on , but as United's player of season 2010/11, highly unlikely. Yes he has not been in scintilating form this season , although injured and spasmodic run of games .On form , Nani in my opinion is a player that would get you off your seat , when he recieves the ball, with the likely chance he will produce some magic , or an assist.
    Agree entirely about hoping the club 'insist ' that Fabio learns his trade with game time in the league he will ulimately ply it in, the Premiership . Moving away as Fredrico Macheda opted to do last season to Sampdoria, was a major disappoinment , as was Kiko's time at Lotus Road , for a variety of reasons .Not least the change of manager when they sacked Neil Warnock , replacing him with Mark Hughes , who immediately purchased loaned players to compete for Macheda's postion in the side.I often think Sir Alex looks carefully at who will be managing the United players , not only the club when they go out on loan .The Macheda experience was a hindrance in his development.
    As is highlighted in the article Welbecks expereince at Steve Bruce's Sunderland , along with gradual improvement of Tom Cleverley at Leicester followed by 'the player of the season ” at Watford prior to moving to Wigan.
    The Benfica link with Fabio, i believe is also media driven , adding up one and one arriving at three ,as part of the Nicolas Gaitan deal.
    One of the strangest parts of not giving Fabio an opportunity on the big stage this season , most fans can see Patrice Evra is toilng badly in his defensive duties. Looks cream crackered often , for a range of reasons.He never gets benched . Occasionally Fryers has replaced him , who has also been muted in the media to be likely to move on , along with Ritchie de Laet . Odd indeed , when we most need serious competition for our full back postions ,United are rumoured to be sweeping the contenders for Evra's starting berth , from the Club.
    It all boils down to the Summer war chest that the manager ” prizes” out of the Glazer, to strengthen the team in the key areas , not in my opinion a left winger .
    Not that I believe everything I read in the press. lol

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