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Fergie: Da Silvas Are Like Robbo

Sir Alex Ferguson has sung the praises of Manchester United’s Brazilian twins, Rafael and Fabio Da Silva, and hopes that the injuries which have seen them miss so much of the season so far will become more infrequent the older they get.

“The two of them are terrific talents,” said Ferguson. “But they keep getting injuries, the kids are always getting them. I’m hoping that maturity eradicates all these things they have but it’s all different types of injuries you know. They’re so sturdy. They’re strong boys but, possibly, they’re a wee bit optimistic in terms of the challenges they make. They always put a foot in, in terms of attacking-wise, and are always getting injured going into attacking moves. The boys just don’t see danger. Bryan Robson was that way too, ‘Bang, on they go’. They’re only 21, you know, they’re young. You forget they were in the team as teenagers. I think both of them could play right-back [in the long-term]. There’s nothing between the two of them really. They are both excellent talents and really positive players. It’s what I love about them. They don’t have an inkling of fear in the way they play at all. They’ve always been really positive lads and it’s the Brazilian nature.”

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  1. sachu says:

    Willie- Boy its easy to fight in net. I bet I will break your 32 teeths , If you have 32.

  2. Costas says:

    This thread has turned into sachu joke. :lol:

  3. xol says:

    “I’m Brian!”

  4. WillieRedNut says:

    sachu – You couldn’t break eggs! :)

  5. xol says:

    “I’m Brian and so’s my wife”

  6. Ash says:

    I may not break eggs but For sure I can break your balls. :D

  7. WillieRedNut says:

    Ashley – You couldn’t break wind! :)

  8. WillieRedNut says:

    That wasn’t the real Willie. It was Paco. ;)

  9. smartalex says:

    Sounds like just another wind-up.

  10. WillieRedNut says:

    He’s blew a gasket! Smelly afterthought!

  11. smartalex says:

    They’re exhausting. All hot air and thunder, not enlightening.

  12. WillieRedNut says:

    Very frightening, and skidmarks too! Give him some andrex!!

  13. smartalex says:

    He shouldn’t beat himself up, look at Jim Carrey as me, myself and Irene.

  14. WillieRedNut says:

    People like him always beat themselves up. He’s a good egg, though. Real solider!

  15. smartalex says:

    The double-yolk was on him, so he cracked.

  16. WillieRedNut says:

    Junior: So, you and Tony egg, then?

    Tony: Tony egg? Tony B!

  17. smartalex says:

    Tony uncle sachu, or tony uncle sachu?

  18. CedarsDevil says:

    Fuck me, the fuck has been fucked! hahaha

  19. Ash says:

    DECEMBER 18, 2011 AT 17:05
    Ash says:
    I may not break eggs but For sure I can break your balls.

    Wtf someone stole my name noe. Willie it wasnt me someone using my name and creating confusion.

  20. sachu says:

    smartalex always needs someone to fight. Pathetic boy.
    I am doubting is smartalex the other sachu?

  21. Lebo manc says:

    The twins are awesome… I’ve only seen Robbo play a few times on videos but he’s pretty good! It’s a very good compliment for the da silva. Hope they keep developing

  22. CedarsDevil says:

    Lebo manc

    I assume by your moniker that you are a son of the cedars?

  23. AK says:

    Hope they come back soon and stronger than ever. I still remember rafa’s performance against Valencia away in the champions league last season. If he can find that form again then that would be amazing.

  24. SlipperySusan says:

    please dont call rafael….rafa was a fat waiter who managed the scousers and got nailed to the wall…

  25. Fred says:

    LOL that’s why I never call him Rafa. :)

  26. Lebo Manc says:


    ya I am a daughter of the cedars


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