Fiery Frenchmen Silvestre and Evra in war of words over United and Arsenal

11 May 2009 12:06
Mikael Silvestre has branded Manchester United defender Patrice Evra 'disrespectful'. France international Evra claimed the United against Arsenal Champions League semi-final was 'adults against children' after Sir Alex Ferguson's team brushed aside the north London club in style. But Silvestre, who spent nine seasons at Old Trafford, hit back at his fellow countryman. '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 Le Parisien. '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 is wrong and that Arsenal can win silverware playing our football.'

Source: Daily_Mail