Da Silva twins reveal Arsenal snub
“Arsenal were interested and we also spoke to Madrid. But we chose United because they worked very hard and everyone knows them," said left-back Fabio, who made only his second appearance for the Reds on Sunday.
“And Alex has always been very supportive of us. He likes to know what people are like, both on and off the field.”
While right-back Rafael, who has made 21 appearances in all competitions this season - scoring once - and received a nomination for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, admitted that Rio Ferdinand has played a vital role in helping them settle in at the home of the English, European and World champions.
“Rio is a great friend of ours. He has been great. He’s the biggest joker of them all,” he said.
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