Fabio "excited" by Benfica

Fabio Da Silva
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Manchester United defender Fabio concedes that he is "excited" about the prospect of joining Benfica on a loan basis.

Manchester United full-back Fabio has admitted that he is "excited" by the prospect of playing for Benfica next season.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson recently revealed that he would be willing to allow the Brazilian to leave the club on a season-long loan basis.

Recent reports have claimed that Benfica would be willing to take the defender on a temporary basis and Fabio has conceded that he would be keen for the speculation to come true.

"I am excited about the opportunity to play for Benfica - a very famous and big club," Fabio told A Bola.

"I feel very honoured by Benfica's interest, but my transfer now depends on negotiations with Manchester United."

The 21-year-old has made 14 appearances in all competitions this season.

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