While their rivalry might have calmed down over the last few years, Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson have engaged in one of the wittiest and nastiest battles in world football. Goal.com lists some of the famous quotes made by the two legendary managers.
“Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home” – May 2002 when Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that his side had been the better of two post Christmas in that particular season.
“Ferguson's out of order. He has lost all sense of reality. He is going out looking for a confrontation, then asking the person he is confronting to apologise. He's pushed the cork in a bit far this time" - January 2005, on the famous ‘Pizzagate’ incident when a pizza was thrown at Sir Alex Ferguson’s face in October 2004.
“He (Ferguson) doesn't interest me and doesn't matter to me at all. I will never answer to any provocation from him any more" - January 2005
"I'm ready to take the blame for all the problems of English football if that is what he wants." - Wenger responds after Ferguson questions Arsenal's lack of homegrown players – November 2007.
“What would I do if Alex wasn't around? I would have no one to keep me on my toes or to fight. Of course I am pleased that he changed his mind [about retirement]. I enjoy our rivalry. It is good for Arsenal, good for Manchester United and good for both of us" – February 2002
Sir Alex Ferguson
"In the tunnel Wenger was criticising my players, calling them cheats, so I told him to leave them alone and behave himself. He ran at me with his hands raised saying 'What do you want to do about it?' To not apologise for the behaviour of the players to another manager is unthinkable. It's a disgrace, but I don't expect Wenger to ever apologise... he's that type of person" - January 2005, on the ‘Pizzagate’ incident.
"They say he's an intelligent man, right? Speaks five languages! I've got a 15-yearold boy from the Ivory Coast who speaks five languages! – 1996.
“He never comes for a drink with the opposing manager after matches. He's the only manager in the Premiership not to do so. It is a tradition here. It would be good for him to accept the tradition” - March 2002
"If you look at Brian Clough, myself and Arsene, it proves longevity brings rewards. His team play the right way and he has a stadium that is full every week. He has been an incredible manager for that football club. There is no question about that” – October 2009
“It's just the two of us. We'll probably ride out in the sunset together."
Sir Alex Ferguson on his relationship with Wenger – January 2009
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