Sir Alex Ferguson ‘happy’ to see Arsenal win FA Cup for Arsene Wenger
Ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson pleased for his former Premier League foe
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he was “happy” for Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman led Arsenal to FA Cup glory last season.
Wenger’s side ended their nine-year wait for a major trophy thanks to a dramatic 3-2 extra-time victory over Hull City in May’s Wembley final.
And former United boss Ferguson was pleased to see the 65-year-old land another piece of silverware for the north London club.
“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,” Ferguson wrote in an updated version of his autobiography.
“But you also had to have a special feeling for Arsene, given the pressure he was under for not winning a trophy for nine years.”
The Scot also expressed his doubts that Wenger will surpass his 26-year reign at Manchester United, despite him celebrating his 18th year in charge of the north London club this month.
“Who is to say that Arsene 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 Arsene’s reign at Arsenal deserves a special mention.”