Sir Alex Ferguson has told Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger he loved the competition he faced against the Frenchman when the pair were in charge of their respective clubs.
The former Manchester United manager made the statement on Monday night as Wenger was named a ‘Legend of Football’ at the annual Nordoff Robbins charity award dinner.
The night saw the Frenchman celebrate his glittering managerial career, after claiming three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups and seven FA Community Shields in his 21-year tenure with the Gunners.
And for many of those years Wenger enjoyed a fierce rivalry with Ferguson, with the two often going toe-to-toe for honours in England’s top-flight.
Although the pair often appeared to take digs at one an other, Ferguson – who himself has been a past recipient of the ‘Legends of Football’ award – opened up on how he enjoyed the competition provided by the 69-year-old.