Date: 9th April 2006 at 2:25pm
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Sir Alex Ferguson does not believe the Premiership can call itself the best league in the world, and next season Liverpool will still trail the top three.

Ferguson: ‘You can only say English clubs are setting the standard when they start winning the European Cup on a regular basis again.

‘At this time, we are not doing that. However, there is promise and what Arsenal have done with a young team is exceptional. I didn’t expect it and, probably, Arsene Wenger didn’t expect it either.

‘You consider all the experience Juventus have, yet Arsenal cruised past them. I didn’t feel there was a time in either leg when Arsenal were ever going to lose.

‘In that sense, the Premier League must be doing something right and hopefully it won’t be long before we can start consistently winning European Cups again.

‘We will be greared for the title next season, but I’m sure Chelsea and Arsenal will have say. But I see it being a three-horse race.’