Brazil defender is on loan at Loftus Road from Man Utd this season.
On-loan Queens Park Rangers defender Fabio da Silva has admitted that he nearly celebrated his twin brother’s opening goal for Manchester United at Loftus Road on Saturday, says the Daily Mail.
The Brazilian full back was not playing in the Premier League encounter in west London, but was still happy to see Rafael score one of the goals of the season nonetheless.
“I was pleased to see my brother score a goal like that. Naturally I wanted to celebrate. But I was sat next to the QPR president!” Fabio told Globoesporte.
“I told him afterwards: ‘You never score goals like that! You had to do it against my team!’” But I was happy for him.
“I’ve grown a lot this season. We’ve both matured. He’s flying and I’m playing more. The change has been good for us.”
Meanwhile, Rafael has admitted that being separated from his twin brother has been hard this season.
“Fabio moving to London was the first time we were really separated,” Rafael said.
“We never spent a year apart. But we’re coping.
“At the time of the game, [you] forget it all, forget that on the opposite team is your sibling. We are professional and have to play to win. Because Manchester is fighting to be champions and we want to win every game.
“I’m happy that we won today and got a little closer to the title.”