Silvestre to miss United run-in

Mikaël Silvestre will play no further part in Manchester United FC's bid for UEFA Champions League glory this season after undergoing surgery on his shoulder.

Mikaël Silvestre will play no further part in Manchester United FC's bid for UEFA Champions League glory this season after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Operation needed
The 29-year-old required an operation after being injured in last week's 1-0 win against LOSC Lille Métropole that confirmed the Premiership leaders' place in the quarter-finals of Europe's premier club competition. United will now take on AS Roma over two legs next month but will have to do so without their versatile French international defender.

Injury list
United said: "Mikael required surgery to stabilise the joint. The surgery took place on Monday. He will be back in training in three months." Silvestre adds to a worrying injury list for United. Edwin van der Sar, Louis Saha, Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Darren Fletcher are all sidelined, while Henrik Larsson has ended a loan spell and returned to Helsingborgs IF.

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