Taking the Mik?

Who is this Manchester United old boy training with the Red Devils on Monday morning? Is Sir Alex Ferguson planning on bolstering his leaky defense with a veteran of almost 250 appearances in a red shirt?

Apparently not. However, observers could be forgiven for double-taking when Mikael Silvestre trotted out to practise with United at Carrington ahead of their Champions League trip to Cluj on Tuesday. The Frenchman is a free agent and training with his former side to keep in shape. But with United’s center-halves dropping like flies, a short-term return would not represent the strangest deal in the Premier League this season.