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15/05/2009 10:17

Papers: Wenger hails Reds

Wenger: United are the best and deserve title
Arsene Wenger last night told Sir Alex Ferguson: Your Manchester United side are the best. The Premier League champions can retain their title by taking just a point against Arsenal at Old Trafford tomorrow. And Wenger, whose team trail a distant fourth, admits the table does not lie. He said: "The 18-point gap is a reflection we have to take on the chin. What people forget is that we were very far behind and we dropped too many points. Man United are world champions, European champions and will be champions of England. Everybody has to cope with that, not accept it and come back next year and beat them." United can complete another Double by beating Barcelona in the Champions League final later this month. And after years of bitter fighting over the Premier League title, the French manager insisted this season his fiercest opponents will be worthy winners. "Manchester United have been better than us without a doubt, the whole season." said Wenger. “They played under pressure, Liverpool won the day before, the next day they come out and they believe they will win.” - Neil McLeman, Daily Mirror

The Carlos Tevez affair continues to rumble on. The Sun reports how a Euro chief claims his contract is worthless and can be broken. Meanwhile The Independent  tips “Tevez to walk over haggling” - a reference to United chief executive David Gill apparently negotiating a transfer fee with the Argentinian’s owner, Kia Joorabchian.

Elsewhere, Wayne Rooney has vowed to silence Arsenal supporters by winning the title on Saturday, according to the Daily Telegraph. The England striker has reportedly grown tired of taunts from fans of the Gunners, who were the last team to seal a league championship at Old Trafford in 2002.

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