Rodrigo Possebon

Rodrigo Pereira Possebon (born 13 February 1989 in Sapucaia do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) is a defensive midfielder currently playing for football club Manchester United.

Career
Internacional
Rodrigo Possebon began his football career playing for Internacional in a defensive midfield role.



Manchester United
Possebon was spotted by Manchester United's Brazil-based scout, John Calvert-Toulmin, who also recommended full-backs Fábio and Rafael. He was signed by Manchester United in January 2008 for an estimated €3.5 million, and since his father is of Italian descent, Possebon qualified for an Italian passport, and so was not subject to European Union legislation regarding non-Europeans working in Europe. Possebon has been allocated the number 34 shirt, which was vacated by Ryan Shawcross, for the remainder of the 2007-08 Premier League season. Due to United's plethora of midfielders, he is not expected to break into the first team straight away, though he is available for the first team if needed.



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