Jan 29, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has one of his two preferred Manchester United targets in the fold, while Wilfried Zaha continues to wait for resolution to his playing time problem.
Solskjaer revealed that, yes, he is taking on Red Devils defender Fabio, twin brother of Rafael, and that one brother is looking after the other. It’s not a surprise, as the two have been playing together since they were little boys.
”He (Fabio) wanted to stay near his family and they’ve played in the same team they’re whole life.
“Rafael came to me after the game and asked me to look after his brother, his big brother, apparently Rafael was born a few minutes later.
“I’ll look after him, he’s good for us.”
This is the first time the twins, 23, have permanently played for different sides. While Rafael has appeared 81 times for United, scoring five goals, Fabio has struggled to find his place on the red side of Manchester. He appeared just 22 times for the club, scoring once, and also being loaned to QPR last season.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer says that while the Bluebirds are working hard to bring Zaha to Wales on loan, the deal is not done yet.
- In MLS, West is best… at least for a weekend 1
- Netherlands and Roma on alert after Kevin Strootman carted off against Napoli 0
- Quick Six: Chelsea’s second halves, Fulham helps Cardiff, and the rest of the headlines from this weekend’s Premier League action 0
- Americans Abroad Review: Boyd and Johannsson shine again 1
- WATCH: Saturday’s top 5 goals in Major League Soccer 0
- MLS roundup: Houston, Vancouver sit on top of their conferences after day one 0
- Red Bulls' Opening Act Has A Nightmare Finish
- MLS 2014: Dream Team of Week 1
- Jens Lehmann Downplays Guardiola's Bayern Munich
- Chivas USA Hang on to Take all 3 Points From Chicago Fire
- Three Things: Manchester City - Wigan
- Monarcas Morelia Hire 4th Manager of the Season
- What Moyes Really Meant by Asking Fans for More Time at Man United
- Manchester United Set to Sign Record $1 Billion Sponsorship Deal with Nike
- Will Johnson: We Weren't All Quite at the Races
- Owners Legal Issues Have Caught Up to Queretaro