20 Oct

Possebon wishes to return to his football career in England after failing to impress at United in 2009.

The Ex-Manchester United midfielder, Rodrigo Pereira Possebon dreams of a return to England after seeing his career prospects dwindle since leaving Old Trafford in 2009 as he has no recorded competitive goal till date.

The former Italy youth international made eight appearances for the club during two years as a professional but an injury suffered in a League Cup tie derailed his career.

It represents a sad decline for the 27-year-old who feels he still has much still to offer English football. The tragedy in Possebon’s career, which showed so much promise at United, started with an injury suffered against Middlesbrough when a tackle from Emanuel Pogatetz, though not as serious as initially feared, ordered him out for a month and led to him slipping out of contention under the then manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.

Possebon joined Braga on loan prior to his permanent exit but the player has ambitions of returning to British shores in the near future as the midfielder scored no goal at Braga as well.

“Unfortunately in football you are never fully protected against injuries and I was on the receiving end of a bad tackle against Middlesbrough,” the ex-United young midfielder told Yahoo Sport.

“But it could be much worse, that tackle could have broken my leg as people thought at the time, but that didn’t happen, I thank God.

Since Possebon departed from the 20-time English league champions, his career has been on a downward trajectory. He joined Santos on a free transfer fee before moving to Sao Jose. Italian side Vicenza, Criciuma and Mirassol Futebol Clube followed, Al-Riffa in Bahrain, prior to his latest switch which sees him to his current club, UniĆ£o Recreativa dos Trabalhadores.