Silvestre's Germany hopes fading
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mikael Silvestre believes he has little chance of going to next year's World Cup.Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre believes he has little chance of going to next year's World Cup in Germany with France.
The 28-year-old has been left in the international wilderness after falling out with coach Raymond Domenech at not being selected in a friendly against Poland.
The Red Devil is desperate to force his way back into the France squad, but is left frustrated back at Old Trafford when it comes around to international week.
Sir Alex Ferguson is worried Silvestre's frustration could affect his club form, although the French stopper is looking to remain focussed and continue to perform for United.
"I'm trying to keep things in perspective but it is hard," explained Silvestre, who opened the scoring against Spurs on Saturday, to the News of the World.
"Sir Alex is worried about the effect it could have with United. He knows it could destabilise me and I am trying to not let it get me down.
"Domenech has said that the door is always open to Les Bleus - but for me it is a door to which I don't have the security code.
"I know my chances of going to the World Cup are about one percent.
"It's frustrating and I miss playing for Les Bleus - in international weeks there is just me and Paul Scholes training at United."