Fabio to leave Man Utd on loan next season - Sir Alex Ferguson

Full-back Fabio Da Silva will leave Manchester United on loan next season, manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed.

The 21-year-old Brazilian has made one Premier League appearance in 2012 despite starting last year's Champions League final defeat by Barcelona.

Manchester United loanees

  • David Beckham joined Preston North End on loan in 1995
  • Current England and United striker Danny Welbeck enjoyed spells in recent years at Preston and Sunderland
  • Danny Welbeck's team-mate Tom Cleverley gained experience at Leicester City, Watford and Wigan Athletic

"He understands the value of playing regularly at a higher level than we can give him at the moment," the Scottish manager told United Review. 

"I hope that Fabio will develop the same way as his twin [Rafael]."

Patrice Evra has blocked the Brazil international's route to the first-team, and he has also suffered a number of injuries. 

Fabio has been a regular in the club's reserves in recent weeks, while the majority of the 14 appearances he made for the senior side before Christmas came in the Carling Cup and Champions League.