Despite another injury-hit campaign, Fabio showed glimpses of his glaring potential during 2009/10.
Appearances/goals: Premier League 1 (4)/0; Carling Cup 2/0; FA Cup 1/0; Champions League 2/0; Total 6 (5)/0
Season soundbite: "He'll make a fine Manchester United player in the years to come."
- Sir Alex Ferguson
In a word: Prospect
Injuries hampered Fabio's maiden campaign as a United player, and also disrupted long portions of his 2009/10 season. Nevertheless, a new contract illustrates his status as a bright hope for the future...
Finest moment: A string of solid displays yielded few glaring highlights, but Fabio saw the funny side of being booked for a foul by his twin brother during the Reds' win at Barnsley. Referee Chris Foy later transferred the booking to Rafael, after United appealed.