New York Red Bulls star Henry: Arsenal, Man Utd players did not hate eachother

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry insists there was mutual respect with the players of Manchester United.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry insists there was mutual respect with the players of Manchester United.

In Patrick Barclay's new biography of Sir Alex Ferguson, Henry, now with the New York Red Bulls, speaks of the relationship between his former manager Arsene Wenger and Ferguson.

“It was a good rivalry,” he said. “I always compare it to a boxing fight.

“You have two guys trading insults and, at the end, they embrace and say how much they respect each other.

“It's the same when two teams are at the top. The respect was mutual, even though people thought we hated each other and were surprised we could shake hands or exchange shirts.”