EXCLUSIVE: Mikael Silvestre talks about his relationship with former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Mikael Silvestre

Mikael Silvestre says that he had a good relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson during his time at Manchester United.

Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre has revealed that he did not always agree with Sir Alex Ferguson’s decisions.

The 37-year-old, who is now at Indian Super League club Chennaiyin FC, was on the books of United from 1999 until 2008.

During that period, former France international defender Silvestre established himself as a key player for the Red Devils, winning the Premier League five times and the Champions League once.

Silvestre has said that he did not always see eye to eye with then-United manager Ferguson’s decisions all the time, but he insists that he had a ‘very good’ relationship with him.

“You should be able to talk to your manager no matter who he is,” the former Arsenal and Werder Bremen defender told HITC Sport when asked if he ever disagreed with Ferguson’s decisions.

“When you are a player, you want your questions to be answered and when you don’t get them, you move clubs.

“I had a very good relationship with him even though we didn’t agree all the time. He is someone you can talk to.”

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