The defender has seen his playing time very much limited to Under-21s football and substitute appearances this season. His one and only Premier League appearance came in our 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace and although he played very well, it wasn’t enough to get into Moyes’ side on a permanent basis.
When he scored in a cameo substitute appearance against Norwich in the Capital One Cup, his wave to the Stretford End was potentially seen as a goodbye and after his red card against Swansea in the FA Cup, fans wondered whether we would see him in a red shirt again.
Fabio is out of contract in the summer and after falling behind Patrice Evra and Alex Buttner, with the potential arrival of Fabio Coentrao from Real Madrid also on the horizon, his time at United looks like it will come to a close soon.
Sadly, Fabio hasn’t been able to make it like his brother has at United but the good thing for him is that he is still only 23. Away from United, he could settle down somewhere else and make a career for himself.
Personally, I think Fabio could do a job at United because if he was given the game time he deserves then there is every chance he could progress like Rafael has, but Moyes has made it clear that is unlikely to happen at Old Trafford.