Arsenal and Manchester United’s legendary managers have been inducted into the hall of fame.
Sir Alex Ferguson won the Premier League title on 13 occasions as Manchester United manager, nine more times than any other manager in Premier League history; Arsene Wenger managed 828 matches, an unrivalled number in the competition and have been
Man Utd replied simply: “Congratulations, Boss!”
But there is one thing Ferguson never managed to do which Wenger did.
Sir Alex Ferguson on Wenger’s Invincibles: “I won thirteen leagues, but I was never near going through a season undefeated. The achievement, it stands aside – stands above EVERYTHING else & it was Arsenal’s.
Did you know they are still pals?
“Sir Alex Ferguson on Arsene Wenger: “Through the years since retirement, we’d go for dinner together in a little restaurant he knows well in Switzerland. He is a really interesting man and I enjoy his company, but it is still my job to pick the wine!”
Wenger said: “I am very grateful to have been selected for the Premier League Hall of Fame. We always wanted to give something special to the fans and when you have players capable of remarkable things, the most important thing for me is the obligation of perfection.
“I’d like to be known as someone who loved Arsenal, who respected the values of the club and left it in a position where it can grow and become even bigger.
“To share this with Sir Alex is a great honour for me. It’s like two boxers, you fight like mad and go the distance together. At the end of the day, you have respect and it will be a great opportunity to meet with him, share a good bottle of wine and memories of our old battles.”