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Mikael Silvestre injury

It was a great result against Everton but there was some bad news. Mikael Silvestre picked up an injury to his knee and it was confirmed later that he’ll be out for the season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury.

Patrice Evra is obviously first choice left back at the club but Mikael Silvestre provides vital cover. This season he’s also been used on a few occasions at left back whilst Evra has been pushed further forward and operated on the left wing.

Personally, I’ve never liked this tactic. We’ve got Giggs and Nani who are both left wingers so I see very little point in playing a left back out of position when there are better options available.

Evra has done well but hopefully this injury to Silvestre will mean Evra can now return to his best position. However, what this injury does mean is that we’re short of left back options should Evra pick up any knocks or need a rest later in the season.

Pique came on against Everton and did very well and we also have John O’Shea when he’s available again but had Gabriel Heinze knuckled down and fought for his place then I’m sure he’d have been given plenty of opportunities this season especially if Fergie insisted on playing Evra further up the field.

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