Silvestre fires United warning
Mikael Silvestre expects Man Utd to come out all guns blazing in the second leg against Arsenal.
By Elliot Ball
Last Updated: 30/04/09 10:38am
Mikael Silvestre expects Manchester United to come out all guns blazing against Arsenal in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final.
United are favourites to reach the final in Rome after John O'Shea netted the only goal in Wednesday's first leg, although the hosts should have taken a greater advantage but for the heroics of Gunners goalkeeper Manuel Almunia.
And former United defender Silvestre insists Arsenal should take the positives out of the defeat.
The Frenchman told Sky Sports News: "[We are] disappointed with the result.
"I think we could have conceded more goals but going away from Old Trafford with 1-0 down it's not such a bad result."
Silvestre spent nine years with the Red Devils and the midweek clash was his first return to the Theatre of Dreams since his summer move to the capital.
The 31-year-old admitted it was surreal being back at his former stamping ground, saying: "It was strange being on the opposite side and the opposite dressing room - it feels like home."
Silvestre also revealed that he does not expect Sir Alex Ferguson's side to sit back on their lead in the return fixture.
He added: "I never saw Sir Alex saying 'Sit back and wait for the counter-attack' so expect United to have a go and try to score more goals.
"It's going to be an open game because we need to score and after we'll see what happens."