Silvestre hails "hot-tempered" buy
By Adam Marshall & Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mikael Silvestre has revealed Manchester United's new signing Gabriel Heinze has a "hot temper" after Sir Alex Ferguson officially confirmed the £6.9 million capture of the Paris Saint Germain defender.
Ferguson wrapped up the deal on Friday afternoon, even though the Argentina international admitted he has yet to speak to the Scotsman.
"I am very happy Heinze has signed with us," commented Silvestre from France's training camp ahead of the clash with England on Sunday.
"That will be another defender for Manchester and we don't have too many.
"We were not too numerous (in that area) until now.
"Moreover, he has a hot temper, which is what you need to succeed in England."
Ferguson was pleased to snare the South American, and may well use him at left back next season.
"We've been monitoring Gabriel for a long time and he demonstrates all the qualities of the top Argentinian defenders - strength, speed and excellent technical ability," said the United boss.
"He can play either as a central defender or left back and this flexibility means that he is a great acquisition for the club."