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Silvestre To City? Bite Sparky’s Hand Off!

Following the booing Manchester City fans dished out to their team last week, as well as news that owner Thaksin Shinawatra had warrants out for his arrest, the 4-2 battering Aston Villa dished out them confirmed the misery for the bluenoses and Mark Hughes yesterday. However down you might get over United, you should always be able to comfort yourself with the knowledge that at least you’re not one of them.

So, with things going from bad to worse for ol Sparky already, how does he plan on resolving things? Taking Mikael “Silly” Silvestre off our hands of course!

Reports have surfaced suggesting that City are lining up a bid for Silvestre, with as little as £750,000 being enough to convince United to sell. Now, I’ve already said my goodbyes to Mikael, and I believe it’s time the club did too.

Silvestre had been with the club for 9 years and it will be tragic if a player like him gets a bloody testimonial! Don’t get me wrong, I have a soft spot for him, but mainly in hindsight, when he’s nowhere near the pitch. The moment he’s on it, I stop breathing every time he’s in possession of the ball!

So, I’m up for a laugh. Sell Silvestre to City and see how many own goals he can score and penalties he can give away. And I’d cheer as loud as ever if he decked West Ham’s Ljungberg, even if in the blue of City!

With the Da Silva twins coming through, is it time to sell Silvestre?

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. eddidaz says:

    Well worth it. Bye-bye.

  2. padde says:

    Ljungberg is not at West Ham anymore and Silvestre is a good player to have in the squad.

  3. RedDevil says:

    Bye Michael. Youve done well, but youre not needed anymore.

  4. Raisnhell says:

    Silvestre has been a fantastic player for us, but sadly it is time for him to go. I’d honesty prefer him to go to Spain or Germany.

  5. Kunal says:

    silvestre is a good back up after Heinze is gone…. What happens if Evra gets injured??? He is a goog back up and he does well against weak to average opposition…. 750,000 bid is an insult… if we can sell Richardson for 5 Mil thn Silvestre is worth more thn tht…

  6. Anto Griffin says:

    I’ve been waiting for this news for years. He’s never even been close to being United quality – having him on the pitch is as often as not, the same as starting 1-0 down. Granted the other lads are good enough that he doesn’t get shown up too often, but even so, bye bye easter island head. In fairness, we ought to consider paying Shitty to take him off our hands.

  7. Karan says:

    worth it if u ask me. id try n push city for 1m just to make em look like idiots :p n besides, with the twins showin what theyr made of, i dont think we should have any backup worries.

  8. azza says:

    dint he get man of the match agenst chelsea at the bridge last year? he was class in that game, thort it may have been a nu silvestre, more experieced or sumat, sadly not, hes stil shit, t;raaa mik!!!

  9. Gapi says:

    Worth far more than 750.000. He’s a good backup and always willing to sit on the bench.

  10. Tom F says:

    It would only be for sentimental reasons that I’d be sad to see Silvestre go, and it’d be the same case if he stuck around.

    I am very excited by the twins and looking at the way they have been playing is very inspiring. I am really excited about the youth at United and in those two to name a couple we have a great defence. Now we need to sort out the attacking department. Whether that involves buying Berbatov or bringing Welbeck into the side I do not care, we are lacking numbers at this point in time.

  11. OTRed says:

    Scott, its obvious you’re not fond of him. but £750,000?????????? Eagles went for £1.5m ffs sakes, Silvestre is still a good player, though not good enough to command a starting spot anymore, but he still worth way more than that. I’d put him at £7-8m.

  12. TNT says:

    Sorry, Scott, but I don’t agree with your comment about the testimonial issue: a testimonial isn’t a reward for performance, it’s a sign of respect for someone who has given their all for the club. Sure, he may not have the ability to be a starter at the club anymore, but that’s no reason to be disrespectful to the guy.

  13. virgopq says:

    Was it him tt rejected l’pool’s bid & instead opted for Utd many yrs ago???. Was it him tt scored against them scousers a few seasons back???.

    Yeah!, these r the things I associate Silvestre wz!.

    He’s still a decent guy to hv as Evra’s backup. But if he’s to go, I’d prefer a realistic amt of abt 2-3 mil for him. 750K is way too low his mkt value.

  14. Anant says:

    release him on a free if need be . mikael ‘heart attack’ silvestre – thanks for the service and the 2 goals against pool , thats about all i’ll remember of your 9 years at the club .

  15. dozer says:

    We shouldn’t sell him for even 5m! We need central defenders with pace and Silly is the only player apart from Rio who can offer us that.

    He is 30 plus I know but still…

    I don’t think Fergie would do an Arsene Wenger and do “business” without thinking how it would impact the strength of the squad first. He had already made that mistake with Stam already.
    And of course our nightmare games with AC Milan a couple of years ago have taught us good lessons.

    Hope we have learned them.

  16. Patrik says:

    Dozer: We have learnt the lesson, the lesson being Silvestre isn’t good enough! And to compare Silvestre to Stam is just silly. With that being said, 750 000 is not enough, we should get a couple of millions, although not more than five for him.

  17. dozer says:

    We need Rio to have the likes of Torres and Kaka in his “pocket”. Rio has shiteloads of pace and how many central defenders can boast that?

    Kaka just RAN past our players instead of dribbling past them.

    Obviously Silly isn’t in Rio’s league but we need him as backup for Rio.
    And Brown/Evans as backup for Vidic.

    Either that or we’ll have to play Saha in central defence. :D

  18. suhayl says:

    virgopq..agree mate


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