United defender wants Benfica switch

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Manchester United full-back Fabio da Silva has revealed he is interested in completing a loan switch to Benfica in the summer.


Fabio has been unable to force his way into the Manchester United first team in a manner similar to his twin brother Rafael, and is now considering a loan spell in order to gain first-team experience.


"I know Benfica, we watch many of their games in Brazil. In fact, everyone in Brazil follows Benfica's games - it is a good club and would be very good for me, no doubt," he told Maisfutebol.


Fabio was reportedly being lined up as part of the deal that would take Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitan to Old Trafford, with Federico Macheda joining the 21-year-old in heading to Portugal.


However that deal appears to have been dismissed as speculation, but Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be keen on sending the former Fluminese defender out on loan next season.


But, despite the fact talks between both Manchester United and Benfica are ongoing, Fabio confirmed no loan deal had been done as yet.


"I will definitely know my future at the end of the season,” he commented.


"For now I know that people are talking, but nothing is certain. I have not talked with anyone from Benfica, I am waiting for everything to be right."


While Fabio is keen to get the deal done he admitted it may be tough to play at a different club to Rafael for the first time in their professional careers.


"It will be difficult," he added.


"We are never going to be separate, but this is football, one day it has to happen. Sooner or later this would happen because in football it is not easy being side by side forever."

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