Fabio Da Silva, twin of key player Rafael, is set for a transfer to Cardiff City, according to the BBC.

After failing to press his credentials since David Moyes took over, the player has been on the fringes of a flailing United squad. 

It has been a turnaround in fortunes for a player who started at right-back for Manchester United in the 2011 Champions League Final against Barcelona.

The player went out on loan last season at Queens Park Rangers and failed to impress, a trend that has continued into the current season.

With Moyes attempting to rebuild a squad that has failed to replicate the form that saw them win the Premier League last season, it is clear that allowances will no longer be made for those who fail to impress.

Fabio originally emerged as a left-back, whilst his brother Rafael has regularly played at right-back. However, with Patrice Evra proving so dominant in the left-back position, the player attempted and failed to make his name on the opposite side of the defence.

Considering that the brothers have moved from club to club as a pair, it may be a difficult for the pair if Fabio does make the move to Wales. 

Hopefully the player will feel welcomed by Manchester United legend and current manager of Cardiff Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solsjaer will be aware of Fabio’s talents due to his brief spell in charge of United’s reserve side in 2008.

With United’s next game being against the Bluebirds, Fabio may have an instant chance to impress his new manager against his old side.

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