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Manchester United full-back Rafael believes brother Fábio and QPR will climb table

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Manchester United full-back Rafael da Silva believes the QPR will climb up the Premier League table in the coming weeks, as the Rs begin life under a new manager and brother Fábio prepares to return to action.

Rafael, 22, has been Manchester United's most-regular appearance maker this season, in stark contrast to his stop-start campaigns of the past, and feels that Fábio too will benefit from regular first-team action.

After Tuesday night's away-draw at Sunderland, QPR remain bottom of the Premier League table, but have shown signs since dismissing former manager Mark Hughes that they have enough quality to survive.

Rafael certainly believes so and is quoted in The Sun as saying: “For the first time in my life from this summer I am not with Fabio. It feels strange — remember how people couldn’t tell us apart in the street, how we signed each other’s names when asked for autographs and how we confused Alex Ferguson.

“But this is football and I think being at QPR will help Fabio get more match time and improve as a player.

“We are still in contact by phone and computer. We are very united and after each match analyse how we have played. We are always more critical than the football writers.

“QPR are not in a good place at the moment but I am confident that they will overcome their bad run and climb the table.”


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