Silvestre open to United return.
“When I met the gaffer (Sir Alex Ferguson) last Tuesday he knew about my talks with Dodsal FC in Mumbai,” Silvestre told Sport360° in an exclusive interview on Tuesday night.
“He said, ‘ah, you’re going to India’ and I said ‘yeah, yeah, but not until December’ so he said ‘come and train with us. No problem.’ So this is it really.
“I am training with them and keeping fit until that time. I should sign with Dodsal some time this month once the paperwork is completed.”
The versatile defender admits he would relish the opportunity to rejoin the club he left for Arsenal almost four years ago, but stressed no deal has been offered or even discussed at this stage.
Asked whether there was any chance of him rejoining the club where he spent almost 10 years he said: “I’ve no idea. I cannot no chance but at the beginning when we had the discussion there was no talk of me joining United.
“But I’m there. I’m training. I’m fit. Not match fit obviously. We will see what happens in two months.
“There is no deal on the table, but yeah I feel up for the challenge again. I feel good.”
SOURCE: Sport 360
We know Manchester United are having defensive problems at present but somehow we doubt 35-year-old Frenchman Mikael Silvestre is the answer.
The centre-half has spent the last two seasons in Germany with Werder Bremen, making just 21 league appearances and generally looking past his best before being released this summer.
Even before that, during his spell at Arsenal, Silvestre looked a spent force, with Gunners fans blaming him for key goals conceded against Barcelona in the Champions League and rivals Spurs in the league in 2010.
The fact that Silvestre looks destined to move to India speaks volumes and we doubt he’ll be returning to Old Trafford as anything but an interested spectator any time soon.
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