May 19, 2008
Gilberto: United not better than Arsenal
Midfielder Gilberto Silva is adamant that champions Manchester United are not better than Arsenal, who finished four points behind them in the league.
The Gunners had led the league for most of the season and fell away at the end, allowing United and Chelsea to slip through and contest the league title on the final day of the season.
But the Brazilian World Cup winner is adamant that his side deserved to be league champions.
He said: “Overall you cannot say that Manchester United were the best team. What made the difference were the last results and they finished in a better position.
“We know our quality and what we are capable of. We are stronger than them and next year we need to do much better than what we did this season.
“We will enjoy our holidays and think about what we have done and come back next year even stronger.
“We were very close in the league but things happened to us which were very difficult and that is why we lost first position in the league.”