Man United Full-Back Fabio Set For Season Long Benfica Loan Deal

The young Brazilian international has experienced a somewhat frustrating season for the Premier League champions, leading to speculation that the left-back will be sent out on loan next season….

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson recently revealed plans to loan out the Brazilian as a way of giving him regular first-team opportunities, and speculation has linked him with a move to the Portuguese giants.


Sir Alex Ferguson has recently confirmed that he’s to let Manchester United full-back Fabio go out on loan next season, with the intention of securing him first team football.

The Brazilian international has found first-team opportunities limited this season, and will be keen on securing a loan deal in order to bolster his chances of one day starting for Manchester United again.

The 21-year-old has admitted to talking to Fellipe Bastos, another Brazilian currently applying his trade at Benfica, and said of the matter:

“He spoke very well of the club,” Fabio told A Bola

He continued to say, “I am excited about the opportunity to play for Benfica – a very famous and big club

I feel very honoured by Benfica’s interest, but my transfer now depends on negotiations with Manchester United.”

Fabio and his twin brother Rafael joined the Manchester club in January 2008, despite being unable to play until they had turned 18 later that year.

Despite a prolonged spell in the side last season – including a start against Barcelona in the Champions League final – Fabio has struggled for playing time this campaign, making just 14 appearances for the Red Devils.

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