Sir Alex Ferguson admits that Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal Invincibles are superior to anything he has accomplished, including Manchester United’s treble.
SIR ALEX FERGUSON believes Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal Invincibles’ achievements in football’stand beyond all else.’
After 17 years of clashing in opposing Premier League dugouts, Fergie, 79, has long since buried the hatchet with his rival manager.
The former Manchester United manager will feature in a forthcoming Amazon Prime Video documentary about the ex-Arsenal manager, in a rare public appearance since his life-saving brain surgery more than three years ago.
It’s surprising to hear Fergie laud Wenger’s achievements above his own, given what he accomplished at Old Trafford — two Champions League titles, 13 Premier League titles, and the historic 1998-99 Treble-winning season.
Arsenal, on the other hand, did something no side in the Premier League had done since Preston in 1888-89: they went the full season without losing.
“The accomplishments take precedence over everything else,” Ferguson remarked.
Ferguson is shown ruminating on the fierce competition that dominated the late 1990s and early 2000s in the newly released two-minute teaser for “Arsene Wenger – Invincible.”
“I’m thinking to myself, ‘Is he looking for a war?'” the Scot added.
GET OVER £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMER BETTING FOR FREE DEAL SWenger stepped down as Arsenal manager in 2018 after 22 years in command, during which time he won three league titles, a club record seven FA Cups, and was instrumental in the club’s transfer from Highbury to the Emirates.
When asked about his lifelong love of football, the Frenchman claims to have the “addiction gene,” but adds that “this urge to hate to lose makes you sometimes inhuman.”
“You want to learn more,” the 71-year-old Frenchman added. Football has a lot to offer. You turn it into a work of art.” The documentary does not hold back in reminiscing about Wenger’s final days in North London.
There was a toxic climate surrounding the club last season, with many Gunners fans protesting and demanding a change.
“You realize that the end of something is like a funeral,” Wenger mourned.
Dennis Bergkamp, a former Holland playmaker who is considered one of the best players in Premier League history, added: “It would have been easier if he had taken the decision.”
Arsenal luminaries Thierry Henry (“Arsene altered my life”), Patrick Vieira (“When the manager defends you, you will die for him”), Robert Pires, Ian Wright, and Emmanuel Petit all contribute to the film.
The Wenger film, which was written and directed by the same team that brought us outstanding documentaries on Jack Charlton and Bobby Robson, will be released in theaters on November 11 and then on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on November 22.