Manchester United's Fabio performs for the under-21s as Evra casts doubt over his future

Fabio, Rooney, Valencia

Fabio produced a solid performance for the Manchester United under-21 side as they drew 0-0 against Everton last night.

Patrice Evra has made it clear through French TV that he’s considering an exit from Manchester United at the end of the season, which will spark plenty of suggestions as to who can replace him.

David Moyes doesn’t seem confident in the back up options he currently has at the club, mainly Fabio and Alexander Buttner.

Fabio has made one appearance so far in the Premier League and he played well during that game against Crystal Palace to go with a solid performance last night in the under-21 Premier League clash.

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He did nothing wrong in that performance against Palace, producing a passing success rate of 88%, 51 passes throughout the game and he put in two key tackles to win back possession for his team.

Fabio looked like one of the most assured players against the Everton youngsters, showcasing both the defensive and attacking parts of his game, impressing and putting pressure on Moyes to call him back into the first team fold.

It was his threat going forward, which seems to have been the most impressive part of his game and the way he linked up with the left sided winger, as well as delivering the ball himself.

Several Tweets from match coverage of the game suggested that he was one of the main supply lines to the forwards and attacking midfielders who were also named in the team for the under-21 clash, including midfielder Anderson.

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Fabio’s inexperience is probably what puts Moyes off from using him consistently most of all, especially at a time when he and the side are struggling to grind out results, already seeing Arsenal form a ten point gap over the Premier League champions.

He’s still only 22-years-old and if he continues to perform well during the limited chances he gets, whether that’s the first team or the under-21 side, then he surely has to start changing Moyes’ mind about going out and investing heavily in a left-back to eventually replace Evra.

Moyes seems to want players he can trust but he’ll never know if Fabio is good enough until he gets him back into the first team mix, competing alongside the likes of Evra and Buttner for regular match time.

What do you think United fans? Should Fabio be given more of a chance?

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