Manchester United has sent left back Fabio Da Silva on a season-long loan to Premier League rival Queens Park Rangers.

The 21-year-old Brazilian defender is the understudy to Patrice Evra at United, meaning his first-team opportunities at Old Trafford have been limited.

Fabio says ''this loan is so important for me in terms of my career. I want to play as many games as possible here.''

PR manager Mark Hughes says Monday ''it's a great opportunity for us to loan a good, young player, who has decent experience of playing for a top club like Manchester United.''