Manchester United latest: Including Fabio impresses and transfer update

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News, views and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

Robin van Persie has spoke of his delight to be playing for Manchester United as he told the BBC he is enjoying himself in his opening spell at the club.

United’s Brazilian left-back – twin brother of Rafael – Fabio was one of the stars in last night’s shocking 1-0 victory for Queen’s Park Rangers over Chelsea.

The Independent l columnist Jeremy Lawrence believes that retirement could be dangerous for the health of Sir Alex Ferguson, urging him to carry on as long as possible.

This comes as Ferguson insists he has no idea who his successor will be in this interview with the BBC, offering an indication the manager will not be moving on this summer.

Ryan Giggs has commented on the difficulties of adapting to his role as squad player at United.

In transfer news, Tottenham Hotspur have signed former United youngster Zeki Fryers from Standard Liege.

John Cofie and Gyliano van Velzen have returned to United following loan spells with Sheffield United and Royal Antwerp respectively.

Meanwhile, Ferguson is hopeful that Bebe will benefit from ‘good experience’ that will be gained on his loan move to Portuguese side Rio Ave.

United and Everton ‘target’ Vegard Forren is in ‘final talks’ with an unnamed Premier League club over a transfer.

ESPN are reporting that United are the current front-runners in the race to sign Crystal Palace and England youngster Wilfried Zaha who is also being targeted by Arsenal.

And finally, former United keeper Ricardo, who played five times for the club, has come out of retirement to answer an SOS call at former club Osasuna who are battling relegation in La Liga.

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