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Birthdate:09 Aug 1977

Birthplace:Chambray-les-Tours, France

Position : Defender



Joined United:02 Sep 1999

United Debut:11 Sep 1999 v Liverpool (A)


Mikael Silvestre is one of the most experienced members of Sir Alex Ferguson's squad. In fact, at the end of the 2006/07 season, only four members of the current side had played for United more times.

This impressive record owes much to Mikael's ability to play in two different positions: centre-back and left-back. As such, he's survived the threat posed by new acquisitions and been invaluable to the manager when others have been suspended or injured. In the latter stages of 2005/06, he was the one patrolling Gabriel Heinze's patch on the left flank while new-boy Nemanja Vidic partnered central lynchpin Rio Ferdinand.

The return to left-back, where he'd once been resident, enabled Silvestre to show off some of his attacking skills, including a pinpoint cross for Wayne Rooney's goal against Arsenal in April 2006. He later described that 2-0 win for United as the best match of his career.

"I was up against Alexandr Hleb and Emmanuel Adebayor, but I achieved the objectives I set myself. I had a huge amount of determination. It was a benchmark game for me,†he said.

Silvestre then went to the 2006 World Cup, where he played in France's 2-0 win over Togo.​

where is silvestre?????!!


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Golden boy is obviously not a United fan.


United have received further good news on the injury front, as Mikael Silvestre and Ben Foster continue to make steady progress with their recoveries from long-term knocks.

The revelation comes just 24 hours after Gary Neville declared he now felt fit enough to play in a first-team match and Paul Scholes confirmed he was on track to return in late January or early February.

Sir Alex has been without French defender Silvestre since he damaged his knee against Everton in August, while goalkeeper Foster has been sidelined since May 2007, also with a knee problem, and is still to make his Reds debut.

But the manager told Manchester United Radio the duo are yet to suffer any setbacks in their recoveries.

“Mikael’s actually doing some of his recovery in France,” the Reds boss said. “That’s not a problem as far as we’re concerned because he’s such a dedicated professional and he’ll get the work done.

“Ben’s also coming along fine and he’s doing some goalkeeping work now. But we have to be careful with him. The specialist’s assessment is that because it was a graft into the knee – he’d injured his cruciate before – we have to stick rigidly to the plan of almost a year out of action.”

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I think Silvestre is due back late March.

There have been rumours about him leaving United for 2/3 seasons now as has fallen down the pecking order. If Brown does go though we may hang onto him.

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Justice said:
I heard he's on his way out anyway, left out of the United team photo this season aswell...
Yes, very
[SIZE=-1]perculuar, it worries me when certain players aren't in team photos because it usually means they're going or they have no place in the current squad. But I wouldn't jump to conclusions.

Silvestre has been a great servant to this club since 1999 and I'm sure he'll have a part to play in this seasons' title race.
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