Sir Alex Ferguson: I was happy Arsène Wenger won the FA Cup last season.


Former Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson said he was “happy” for Arsène Wenger after the Frenchman's side won the FA Cup last season.

The Gunners ended their nine-year drought of silverware after their dramatic 3-2 win against Hull City in the FA Cup final back in May.

However, Sir Alex expressed his delight at to see Arsène Wenger win another trophy for Arsenal.

“Everyone was happy for him winning the FA Cup. I was hoping Steve Bruce would win it for Hull because he was one of my players,” The Scot wrote in the updated version of his autobiography.

“But you also had to have a special feeling for Arsène, given the pressure he was under for not winning a trophy for nine years.”

“Who is to say that Arsène will not beat my record? I have my doubts, but he’s having a good crack at it,” he added.

“The model I represented has passed into history. You won’t see anyone manage one club for 26 years. I must say, though, that Arsène’s reign at Arsenal deserves a special mention.”

Ferguson also showed his doubts that the Gunners boss will go past his 26-year reign at Old Trafford.

“Who is to say that Arsène will not beat my record? I have my doubts, but he’s having a good crack at it,” Sir Alex added.

“The model I represented has passed into history. You won’t see anyone manage one club for 26 years. I must say, though, that Arsène’s reign at Arsenal deserves a special mention.”


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