QPR's hopes of Barclays Premier League survival suffered a body blow as Fabio watched the closing stages of the 3-2 defeat by Aston Villa from the sidelines.
The Brazilian full-back was substituted in the 66th minute and looked on as his side conceded a late winner to Christian Benteke but is learning from his stint at Loftus Road and being able to prove his versatility.
"Harry Redknapp is good to work with," Fabio told London24 recently.
"I feel I’ve become a better defender. He’s put me on the left wing and right wing as well. I am enjoying it here."
Fabio was pleased to hear Warren Joyce tell ManUtd.com about the high regard that both he and twin brother Rafael are held in at Old Trafford. "It's very nice," he admitted. "Maybe in the future, my brother and I will play as wingers [at United]. I don't know. I'm here now and I want to help QPR get out of the relegation zone."
Wigan boosted their hopes of safety with a 2-1 triumph against Newcastle but Angelo Henriquez was an unused substitute as Arouna Kone snatched a last-gasp winner.
Barclays Premier League
Fabio - Queens Park Rangers
Angelo Henriquez - Wigan Athletic
Ryan Tunnicliffe - Barnsley
Michael Keane - Leicester City
Davide Petrucci - Peterborough
Scott Wootton - Peterborough
Wilfried Zaha - Crystal Palace
Reece Brown - Ipswich Town
Federico Macheda - Stuttgart
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Bebe - Rio Ave
Belgian Second Division
Luke Giverin - Royal Antwerp