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Alex Ferguson Feels Sorry For Old Rival, Arsene Wenger

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has sympathised with his former ‘enemy’, Arsene Wenger for his inability to qualify the Gunners for next season’s Champions League.

Fergie as he often called had a sometimes bitter rivalry with Wenger during his Old Trafford reign, winning 13 Premier League titles with the Red Devils.

Scot Ferguson was in charge for 26 years, while Frenchman Wenger is in his 21st year at the north London club.

“At the moment, of course, with the ridiculous situation of the pressure Arsene is under, I just wonder if they realise the job he’s done,” Ferguson told Sky Sports.

“The most amazing thing about him is this: he has come through a forest of criticism for months now, and has never bowed. He has seen it right through, he has shown a determination, a stubbornness. I think when you look at that, it’s a quality, and I’m not sure they’ll ever get another manager like that.

“It’s quite easy to say ‘Get rid of him’, but who do you get? Who do you get in to keep that club the way they are for the next 20 years?

“I really feel sorry for him because I think he’s shown outstanding qualities, and I think he has handled the whole situation. I don’t know many that have done that.”

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