Arsene Wenger v Sir Alex Ferguson: The Top 10 quotes about each other
Published 00:01 29/04/09 By By Mirror Sport
Two of the oldest slingers in town are renewing their rivalry in the Champions League as Arsenal and Manchester United go head to head on April 29 and May 5 in the European semi-finals.
The pair have not always seen eye to eye, and Pizzagate is the stuff of football legend.
They've had a few choice words to say about each other too - so enjoy these Top 10 snipes and put your tin hat on for the next round of psychological warfare...
Wenger on Fergie
"It's wrong the league programme is extended so Man Utd can rest up and win everything" - April 1997
"Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home" - May 2002
"Ferguson should calm down. Maybe it would have been better if he had put us against a wall and shot us" - October 2004
"He 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
"What I don't understand is that he does what he wants and you are all at his feet" - January 2005
"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
Fergie on Wenger
"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's a novice - he should keep his opinions to Japanese football" - April 1997
"Their behaviour was the worst thing I have seen in this sport. They got off scot-free" - October 2004
"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
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