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23/02/2012 08:00, Report by Steve Bartram
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Fabio: We're going for goals

Despite taking a two-goal cushion into tonight's Europa League, second round decider with Ajax, Fabio insists United will be on the hunt for more goals.

Ashley Young and Chicharito struck in the Amsterdam ArenA to give the Reds a handsome lead over Frank de Boer's side, yet the Brazilian defender is keen to put on a show and emphatically book a place in the last 16.

"At Old Trafford always you have to press the other teams and try to score goals," Fabio told United Review. "We are strong here and we always try to entertain the fans who have come to watch us.

"They have to come to Old Trafford to attack us and I think that will be hard for them. I don’t think they will come here and go crazy attacking us, I think they will sit back and be composed and try to counter-attack us."

Wasteful finishing from Ajax and alert goalkeeping from David De Gea kept the hosts at bay in Amsterdam, but Fabio was suitably impressed by their play, and he earmarks Danish trickster Christian Eriksen as the visitors chief danger.

"Eriksen is a very good player," he said. "He can pass the ball very well and create chances, and he was always very composed. I think he’s Ajax’s best player.

"Ajax are a good team. They’re from Holland, so that means they’re always trying to pass the ball. Never long balls, always on the floor, they’re a good team.

"It’s like in the Brazilian league, where you always try to play well. Ajax almost played with three strikers, but against us I think they had to defend a little bit more."

In tonight's edition of United Review, you can read the full interview with Fabio, in which he discusses United's European learning curve, his

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