Silvestre slams Evra
Mikael Silvestre has accused Patrice Evra of showing a lack of respect to Arsenal's stars.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 11/05/09 11:57am
Mikael Silvestre has accused Patrice Evra of showing a lack of respect to Arsenal's stars when he labelled the Gunners 'babies'.
Evra described Manchester United's 3-1 UEFA Champions League win over Arsenal last week as 'men against babies', after Sir Alex Ferguson's side ended Arsene Wenger's European dream.
Former United star Silvestre is unhappy with Evra's disparaging comments and he has called on his team-mates to prove their critics wrong next season by winning some silverware.
"I think it is a lack of respect to players like Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Adebayor or Robin van Persie. They are not babies, they are over 25," Silvestre told L'Equipe.
"For sure, conceding a goal early in the game was a blow, but we have to remember that we were without William Gallas, Gael Clichy and Andrey Arshavin.
"It would have been a different story if they had been there. It is up to us to show next season that he [Evra] is wrong and that Arsenal can win silverware playing our football."