Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Arsene Wenger on the eve of his milestone of 1000 games in charge of Arsenal. The pair initially had a fraught relationship with both teams battling it out for honours, but as time passed they came to a mutual respect which is reflected the Scot's comments on the Frenchman.
"His undoubted love of the game was always apparent but his abundant energy and desire over all of those years has allowed him to survive in such an intense profession.
"Of course, his ability as a coach, manager and teacher have brought huge successes to Arsenal. However, it is his convictions, beliefs and philosophies that will always remind me that he is a special person.
"Someone who set out his way at a great football club and produced some wonderful players and teams."
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