Former Manchester United defender scores his first league goal in five years and it was worth the wait

Fabio now plays with Cardiff City in The Championship

BY Daniel Kelly 11:56 Wednesday 24 February 2016, 11:56 24 Feb 2016

Picture by: David Davies / EMPICS Sport

Brazilian twins Fabio and Rafael da Silva were two of the stars of the final years of Alex Ferguson's reign at Manchester United. 

The brothers both won Premier League medals at Old Trafford, before going their separate ways at the start of the 2014-15 season. Fabio left United and his brother to join Championship side Cardiff City. 

Last summer, Rafael followed his brother out of Old Trafford for good. The Brazilian international joined Lyon despite fans hoping he was to stay with the former Premier League champions.

Up until Tuesday night, Fabio had only scored three times in his career, but scored a brilliant goal for the Welsh side. It is the first time the defender scored in 68 games for Cardiff, and his first in the league since Wigan for Manchester United in 2011.

If he scored more goals like that he may still have been in Manchester. 


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