Heinze happy - Silvestre subdued
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gabriel Heinze is happy to compete for his place at Manchester United.
While Gabriel Heinze is happy to compete for his place at Manchester United - Mikael Silvestre appears less committed.
The Argentine defender has only recently returned to full fitness after overcoming a muscle condition which was aggravated at the World Cup finals.
He is now locked in competition with Frenchman Patrice Evra for the left back berth and Heinze is more than happy with that.
"Of course I am happy for him," he told MUTV.
"It is important everyone plays well for the good of the team.
"Manchester United are not about individuals, it is about ensuring we get good results, which is what we have done so far this season."
Less than happy though is Silvestre who looks to have sunk down the pecking order with Sir Alex Ferguson.
The 29-year-old has not started a league game since September and was not even on the bench for the weekend SuperSunday clash with Chelsea.
And the former Internazionale man has now admitted that he would be more than happy to move to Spain - after he was linked with a switch to La Liga.
"Sure, why not?," he told The Sun.
"What's certain is that, for the moment, I am excluding any possibility of a return to France.
"It's not because I don't love my country but simply because I know the league too well.
"I would like to discover a new style of play. I've done Italy in the colours of Inter, England in the jersey of the Red Devils. All that's left for me is Spain."
It is also reported that Wes Brown is considering his future at Old Trafford.
The England international, like Silvestre, has not featured in recent weeks with his last run-out coming in the embarrassing Carling Cup defeat to Southend.
However, while Silvestre has wasted little time admitting his frustration - it is expected that Brown will continue to fight for his place at United in the short-term.