Ex-Man Utd defender Silvestre shakes off horror Portland Timbers debut

Mikael Silvestre endured a horror debut for Portland Timbers.

Mikael Silvestre endured a horror debut for Portland Timbers.

The 35-year-old former French international, Manchester United and Arsenal defender was at fault for two of the goals conceded in their 3-3 draw with New York Red Bulls.

“I’ve been here eight days now, so the jet lag is over, and I should be fresh to be back again tomorrow,” Silvestre told mlssoccer.com.

“The way we finished the game and the way I finished the game was much better. So if we start on this level we have a good chance to get a win. And the objective of a defender is to get a clean sheet, so the sooner we can achieve that the better it will be for the team."

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