Happy Birthday, Mikael Silvestre! (09.08.1977)
August 9, 2007 7:38am CST
After celebrating Louis Saha yesterday, it's time to celebrate another Frenchman came to fight for The Reds! Mikaël Silvestre (born August 9, 1977 in Chambray-Les-Tours) is a French footballer, playing as a defender. He currently plays for Manchester United, as well as France internationally. Silvestre is adept as both a centre-back and a left full-back, though he has stated that he prefers playing in the centre. Silvestre's most positive attribute is his pace, and he often sets up scoring opportunities. He is also noted for his crossing and tackling abilities. Now, following the partnership of Nemanja Vidic and Ferdinand flourishing at the heart of the defence, and the competition between Patrice Evra and Gabriel Heinze for the left-back position, Silvestre's place in the squad would appear to be less than secure. However at the end of last season he showed some fine form, particularly in the 2-0 victory over Arsenal and back at the left of United's defence. He admits that he was given the option to leave during the January transfer window during 2006, with an opportunity to join former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier at Lyon. However to his credit remained at the club and has since proven himself to be a useful member of the team. On Friday August 11, 2006 his loyalty to the club was rewarded with a new contract extending his stay at the club until at least 2009. Sir Alex Ferguson commented that: "Mikael has been an important member of the squad for seven years now. His experience at the Club will help the younger players as they develop and he has a central role to play in the first team."
10 Aug 07
Happy birthday tweety . Wont forget your brace against liverpool when rio ferdinand came back after the ban ! you were soo great in your early career with those long balls ! with terrific accurracy , whatever happens to yuo with your career , maybe your quality is reduced Or you are Sh*te now:P you still are loved by us :) and we think you will have a better career now that heinze is going to leave . Happy happy birthday ;)
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10 Aug 07
Wishing you a very fruitful and an auspicious birthday miki!! You've been the silent performer throughout your tenure at the Theatre of Dreams(though many might have questioned your credentials). Be it playing on the field or whiling away time on the subs bench,you have given it your all for our beloved United.Your passion for the club is virtually unquestionable.May you have many more seasons at United(and many more birthdays too..lol) DON'T LEAVE US THIS SEASON!:(