From the Charlton brothers to the Neville brothers and now to the da Silva brothers, Sir Alex might have just found the right heirs to the right and left back positions. Yesterday's friendly against Preterborough-which is managed by his son Darren Ferguson, saw the Brazilian twin brothers we signed from Flumenense make their first appearances for United. The pre-match hype emphasised their adventurism upfront and boy did they live up to it. Fafael da Silva played the full 90 minutes while Fabio came on for the second 45 and impressed just as his brother was doing. Defensively, they can match the ability of Patrice Evra if they continue taking their education from Old Trafford and offensively, they need no more to improve as they seemed sure of what to do and what to expect. Rafael was unlucky not to get a gaol in the first half-his effort being saved by the goalkeeper. The introduction of Rogrigo Possesbon made it 3 Brazilians on pitch-and boy did love watching the Samba style in the lads exhibited in the final quarter of the half. The highlight of the game though was that stunning 30 yard pile-driver from Gibson that put a smile on the manager's face. The Irishman had been on pitch for a little over a minute. Fergie thinks that if he uses his power to shoot more often, he could be a real hit for United. They say that you cannot judge a player by a one-game performance but given the test posed by Peterborough last night, one can't help but feel confident that our young lads, can be counted as heirs to every position in the first team-BRING ON JUVE!
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