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Ex-Man Utd defender Silvestre to write his own rum diaries

Portland Timbers signing Mikael Silvestre has revealed that he has started his own rum business as a hobby on the side.

The 35-year old Frenchman, who joined the MLS club this week, will focus his attentions on the football pitch but will also be tending to his side project which is based in St Barth's - a French island in the Caribbean.

"I have started a rum business, which is called Rhum St Barth, based in St Barth's," he said.

"We started it a year and a half ago but we are just entering the UK market. In fact I will be in London this weekend at the UK Rum Festival to promote it.

"So I have rum on my mind, as well as football!"

Silvestre joins Portland after a successful career in Europe which included a decade with Manchester United as well as stints with Rennes, Inter Milan, Arsenal and Werder Bremen.

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