Fabio and Rafael Da Silva are well aware of the history of Manchester United – because Sir Alex Ferguson keeps telling them about their illustrious forebears, the Neville brothers. “We haven’t talked to Gary Neville about brothers playing for Manchester United,” said Rafael during an exclusive interview with FourFourTwo.
“But we do know their story: Alex Ferguson always talks about that,” finished his identical twin Fabio. The United boss will hope the Da Silva twins can follow in the footsteps of club captain Gary Neville and his brother Phil, who made almost 300 appearances for United before switching to Everton.
And having blooded one pair of brothers, Ferguson is impressing the twins with his happiness to do the same again. “When he sees a good kid, he gives him the chance to go out and play,” Rafael reveals. “Despite the tough competition, there’s always room for a good young player.” To find out what role Ronaldo played in bringing the twins to United, read the exclusive interview in this month’s FourFourTwo, out now. A South America special, it features the 10 best new wonderkids from that continent, including exclusive interviews with Zico, Socrates and Sao Paolo’s £100m-rated “new Kaka” Hernanes.
Plus the Lord of the Rings star so dedicated to Argentine outfit San Lorenzo that he bunked off a film set to see them play.
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