Man United stars Rafael and Fabio always left Sir Alex Ferguson confused

Mix up

Manchester United’s former twins Rafael and Fabio Da Silva often left legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson baffled as to which one was the right one.

The Scotsman is a household name in the world of football for being one of the greatest managers of all time but there was one thing he could never quite grasp.

That was which one of Fabio or Rafael was the right one as he often got them confused in training according to latter.

Rafael would eventually go on to rack up an impressive 169 appearances for the Red Devils while twin Fabio was only able to manage 56 before moving on.

Though, both left Old Trafford as title winning twins and they certainly look back on their time in Manchester with a smile on their face.

Despite the clear gap in appearances, it was still too difficult for Sir Alex to get a grasp on which one was which.

“It happened many, many times,” Rafael told FourFourTwo magazine.

“It wasn’t rare that before training he’d look at me and say: ‘Come on, go to the left wing.’ When that happened, I used to just look at him. Then he’d go: ‘I meant right wing, Rafael!’

“It’s funny to remember it – Fergie is a special person in my life.”

“He’s the best manager I’ve ever worked with, no doubt. I learned so many things from him and I will be grateful for that forever. He’d always have some good advice to tell you at training.”

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