Mikael calls for consistency
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre has called for consistency.Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre has called for consistency as the Old Trafford outfit look to keep pace with champions Chelsea.
With Jose Mourinho's side looking imperious thus far this term, Silvestre is well aware that without consistency of their own, United will pale by comparison.
The pacey Frenchman believes the new and younger players at the club at times struggle to grind out results when they are not performing at the top of their capabilities.
Silvestre is happy to take on the role as an elder statesman at the club in helping to guide the youngsters but, ultimately, he believes the responsibility lies with individuals.
''It's for us, the older ones, to guide them, but it's for them to produce the answer on the pitch,'' said Silvestre.
''It's fine being patient but not too much so. We are at Manchester United here.
''We owe it to ourselves to win something after a trophyless season. This team has huge potential.
''We are well armed with the three upfront. They are stacked with talent, unpredictable, quick and clever in front of goal.
''When we find the right balance between attack and defence, we are going to make more than one team suffer.''