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Au Revoir Lads – Here Are Your Best Bits…

Mikael Silvestre and Louis Saha are both likely to be making a move back to their homeland this summer, with the players today admitting they don’t have much of a future at the club.

Whilst Saha’s club of choice is yet to be confirmed, it appears as though Silvestre is looking for a move to Bordeaux. “I know Lolo (Blanc) as we played together at Manchester. Last year, we talked about a possible transfer,” Silvestre revealed. “So it is not impossible. Now I have to think about it. Bordeaux is the club in my heart.”

Mikael Silvestre

Joined: September 10th 1999
Signed from: Inter Milan
Transfer fee: £3.5 million
Debut: Liverpool at Anfield
Honours: 4 League Titles, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup.
Best moments:

- More starts than any United player 2002/2003
- Winning goal vs Leedscum 10 minutes from time
- Both goals against Liverpool in our 2-1 win
- Nutting Ljungberg in our 4-2 win at Highbury, the only red card in his footballing career

Louis Saha

Joined: January 23rd 2004
Signed from: Fulham
Transfer fee: £12.8 million
Debut: Southampton
Honours: 2 League Titles, 1 League Cup.
Best moments:

- Scored on his debut, scored two a week later in a 4-3 win over Everton
- 86th minute equaliser vs Arsenal at Highbury, March 2004
- League Cup’s highest scorer 2006, including a goal in the final
- Displacing Ruud van Nistelrooy from the starting XI
- The opening goal against Chelsea in 1-1 draw, 2006
- Derby day goal in 3-1 win, 2006

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  1. jimmy Bob says:

    No player is any use when he is sat in the stands for 3/4 of the season sorry saha time to go

    SIlvesetre is injury prone to but not as bad and he can cover left back and centre half id give him another year

  2. smarties says:

    I think silvestre is really underrated, 9 years at united proves that he must be some player. He may not have been always a regular, but by being versatile and 100% professional endeared him well with the staff.

    Regarding Louis, I don’t know really. Sometimes I pity him, luck has been so cruel on him, but is it always down to back luck?

    Anyway, as any departing united player deserves, thanks for the memories and good luck for the future

  3. austin reynolds says:

    i didnt know saha had said that he has no future at the club.
    i dont know why people are questioning louis. hes been very unlucky with injuries and im sure that no one is more annoyed than himself. i cany get my head around why so many utd “supporters” are giving him a hard time. he must be sick of it.
    i hope he stays, as i rate him a lot, just think he needs to stay injury free for a season and get his confidence back.
    at least he wouldnt moan about lack of games if he was fit next season and you wont find any strikers as good as him to sit on the bench without crying.
    also, dont recall many, if any players having as bad a luck with injuries as wes brown till this season, and i only seem to remember him getting a lot of sympathy for4 it whereas loius has been quite the opposite, hmmm, i wonder why?! nothing to do with 1 being french and the other manc i hope.


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