So Rafael is staying at Manchester United, but his brother Fabio...

Fabio, Rooney, Valencia

... is not so sure, according to reports yesterday he is ready to leave the club and return to Brazil.

The Brazilian World Cup squad this summer is the target of many a countryman - including two members of the same family at Manchester United.

The Da Silva twins Rafael and Fabio have both represented the Selecao in the past, with both players currently holding two caps at international level.

The pair have been talking about their international hopes - as Fabio continues to be baffled by the Brazilian national team’s decision not to call his brother Rafael into the squad.

‘’If it doesn’t, I will be writing a letter! I think my brother is good, but still the manager doesn’t call him. I dream as well, but for me I think it’s harder. Last season I had a bad season – well, not a bad season, but the team didn’t do well – and that wasn’t good for me.’’

But this is not the only reason why the Samba twins have been in the news recently - as both are being linked with a move away from the club.

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Rafael recently dispelled such rumours, suggesting that links with Corinthians were well wide of the mark at this point of his career.

But Fabio is not so sure about remaining a Red Devil.

Currently behind Patrice Evra and Alex Buttner in the pecking order first-team opportunities come far and between for Fabio at Old Trafford - and at 23 he feels it might now finally be time to take the plunge, and move to pastures new.

"I think the time has come and maybe in the next window or even next season, I think I might leave. There are good possibilities. I'm looking for other clubs. There's nothing certain, we'll leave it for later. want to be happy. I want to play, I want to be close to my family. I may go back to Brazil, or maybe not, I'm checking with my manager to see what is the best for me."

Fabio is something of a Marmite player. Some rate him very highly while others do not think he has what it takes to play regular football at a team of Manchester United’s stature.

But either way, with a move to former club Fluminense now being mooted, it may not be a United fans concern anymore.

Should Fabio stay or should he go?

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