Mikael Silvestre is a good defender – fast, reliable, able to play left back or center-back and very experienced. He’d be an excellent asset for any mid-table side in the top leagues in Europe. At United he’s part of Fergie’s support cast and does well when called upon.
Thing is, letting him go will give the kids at United more time on the pitch and save the club a tidy packet in wages. He’s not going to ‘replace’ Evra at any stage and with the form new boy Fabio has shown, letting Silvestre go would be the ‘thing to do’ for United.
Newcastle could always use another defender – really, they could – City are rumoured to be interested because of his pace and experience and Celtic were recently linked with Silvestre as well. Although he’s holding the kids back at United, he could be the defensive linchpin for a mid-table side to launch their campaign for Europe (or in Celtic’s case, help them improve in Europe).
So please – Manchester City, Newcastle, Celtic, anyone – buy Silvestre, match his wages and strengthen your squad. It’s the smart thing to do.