FABIO NEARLY CELEBRATED

Submitted by isport on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 11:00

The QPR defender Fabio Da Silva has revealed that he had mixed emotions when his brother Rafael Da Silva scored for Manchester United in the recent match between the two clubs. Fabio Da Silva is currently on loan at QPR till the end of the season from Manchester United.

He has been playing with his brother Rafael up until now. He has had to leave United in search of regular first-team football, while his brother Rafael has been a first-team regular at Old Trafford. The opening goal from Rafael in the 2-0 win brought a mix of emotions in the Brazilian.

Fabio Da Silva was not part of the squad that played against Manchester United as he was ineligible as part of the loan terms. He has said that watching the match was a real strange experience. Fabio was seated alongside the QPR President, and the defender found it extremely hard to celebrate the goal from his brother as a result of it.

Fabio has also recalled how the loan spell has been improving him as a player, while Rafael has also been able to get regular first-team football as well. Fabio has so far made 17 appearances for the Premier league strugglers, who are rooted to the bottom of the table.

"I was pleased to see my brother score a goal like that. Naturally I wanted to celebrate. But I was sat next to the QPR president. I told him afterwards: 'You never score goals like that! You had to do it against my team', but I was happy for him. I've grown a lot this season. We've both matured. He's flying [for Manchester United] and I'm playing more. The change has been good for us," said the QPR defender Fabio Da Silva. QPR have just 17 points on the table.

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