‘Ferguson will not be consulted about the change of coach’ - Silvestre
Former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre believes Sir Alex Ferguson has little power in the club’s board and will not be consulted about the change of coach.
The Red Devils are in search of a replacement for
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
after they sacked the Norwegian coach following their embarrassing 4-1 defeat toWatford
Sir Alex Ferguson
is said to have a huge impact on the club's decisions, but the former defender believes he has lost his power over time.
“[Ferguson's] power is minimal,"
the former Red Devils defender said toL’Equipe
"He is part of the board, but he is not consulted about the change of coach.
"The last time he had any influence on the arrival of a coach was with David Moyes (in 2013). He is far from operational. He certainly had this privileged relationship with Ole, but he remains behind.”
When asked which legendary former team-mate was better, Silvestre said: “Easily, I can answer you Ronaldo, the Fenomeno. The original, the Brazilian. Because it is impressive of execution, precision and ingenuity. And it's impossible to stop him given the speed of his execution. It was good to be his teammate and even to face him.
"He always had something to invent. Even playing on one leg he could work miracles."
Michael Carrick will lead United when they faceVillarreal
in the Champions League and also againstChelsea
“We evolved together," Silvestre said of Carrick. "Michael, he is a very humble and calm person, and he will bring serenity.
"He will prepare the team and give the best of himself. He is still in the learning phase but it will still give the team a boost."
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