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Curse Of The Left-Backs?

Curse Of The Left-Backs?

Mikael Silvestre is out until the end of the season due to a cruciate knee ligament injury.

The Frenchman collapsed in great pain after attempting a tackle on Mikel Arteta at Goodison Park yesterday and the nearby players signalled immediately that he must be substituted.

He had been stretchered off and subsequent examinations discovered that he had suffered cruciate knee ligament injury that will rule him out until the end of the season.

You remember Gabriel Heinze? You know, that twat who demanded to leave for Liverpool but got transferred to Real Madrid. Well, he suffered exactly the same injury, at Villarreal, in the middle of September in 2005. And he was a left-back, too.

Is that some kind of curse? I must say we are in trouble now, for though I never considered Silvestre to possess great ability, he would be good cover for the excellent Evra. Now, deprived of him and O'Shea also out injured, we have only Danny Simpson to bring in to play at left-back...
I did not think this area needed strengthening but of course I did not expect that Silvestre would be out for the whole season...

And these knee injuries are getting worrying now: Foster, Park, Solskjaer, Heinze, Silvestre... we must ask: are the medical team doing something very badly? It's just not normal, like the bloody curse of the metatarsal for English players.

We at Vital United wish Mikael a speedy recovery, I hope we'll still see him on the pitch in a United shirt, be it next season if it must be.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Sunday September 16 2007
Time: 8:14PM

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with o'shea out for 4 weeks too, we are very limited at left back. we will need to rely on evans aand pique to provide suport for evra. but if evra gets a knock, we could be in REAL trouble!!!
united4life
16/09/2007 20:20:00
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dont even say that... its tempting fate to deal a real blow for us. but of course moaninho and some gits who know ***** all about football will say we are always lucky with everything, injuries included
Vidicinho
16/09/2007 20:25:00
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The problem is that Simpson, Piqué, Evans, O'Shea, so all those who could act as cover for Evra are right-footed players. None of them is Denis Irwin who was at ease at left-back even as a right-footed player - they might struggle there. Let's pray that Evra remains fit.
Zae
16/09/2007 20:27:00
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are we forgetting the andersons favourite psoition is left back?
rooneyisgod
16/09/2007 21:13:00
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feel sorry for you lot with the left back problem! Try relying on Kilbane for that position!
worbo
16/09/2007 21:21:00
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rooneyisgod, you're right. But I'd feel uncomfortable with him there, his main strength is surely not defending? I would use Pique, Evans and Simpson there ahead of him.
Zae
17/09/2007 10:01:00
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i would use them ahead of him aswell but its worth a try if nothing else works out and no need to worry at the moment anyway evra still fighting fit
rooneyisgod
17/09/2007 21:19:00
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evra is really starting to show how good he is now,i think is getting better with every game you can feel the crowd lifting every time he gets the ball,fingers crossed he steers clear of injury,if he were to get injured i think pique proved himelf last year on loan and he would be ok at left full in the short term!!!
vidic15
17/09/2007 23:41:00
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Well I hope whoever you have got there gets ready for a good fitness test against SWP on sunday cos he is going to run you all over the place.
Dicksy
18/09/2007 15:48:00
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Dicksy, he will have a hard time against Evra, I assure you.
Zae
18/09/2007 16:43:00
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