Date: 24th December 2011 at 12:12am
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9 years is a long time.

It is especially long in footballing terms, but when you spend 9 years at one of the best football clubs in the world, presumably time flies.

Mikael Silvestre joined Manchester United in 1999 and by the time he left in 2008 he had won 5 League Titles, 1 European Cup, 1 FA Cup, a League Cup and an Intercontinental Cup.

Not a bad haul at all.

Silvestre eventually moved on to Arsenal, so can lay claim to having played under two great managers but who was the best and how good was his time at Manchester United?

Speaking to Sport 360, the former defender mused:

“I spent nine years with United and I believe I was coached by one of the best not only in sport, but in terms of management style.

“Sir Alex is the best and at United I had this chance to play under him and with some of the best players in the world.

“And it was a very good time. We won all the trophies you can win in England and in Europe and it was a successful time for me.”


7 responses to ““I spent nine years with United and I believe I was coached by one of the best.””

  1. Humanoid says:

    Always thought he was a shit player, really.

  2. karlomu says:

    how can a shit player play for man utd and win what he,s won…

  3. Muhammad says:

    He shoul not be proud for playing at old trafford cauz i have never seen an inexpirienced defender like him

  4. John bishop says:

    I agree humanoid – I never rated him as a player. He always made mistakes and was a bit of a donkey!

    Imagine if we had a half decent defender instead of Silvestre…we we have won games with a lot more ease…and prob won more trophies.

  5. karlomu says:

    imagine we kept stam and got van der sar when schmeichel left we would at least have an other cpl cup.imagine porto didn,t score in the dying minutes of the cpl in 2004 we would of definitely won that year, But sure life isn,t perfect my friend and neither are football clubs.just like today cease and desist with your ill informed opinions and trust in fergie he hasn,t let me down since 1991 and i can,t see him ever doing it.