Graeme Souness: Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger are incomparable

Graeme Souness: Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger are incomparable

Graeme Souness believes that Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsenal icon Arsene Wenger should not be compared with each other.

The latter has recently announced his intentions to retire at the end of the current Premier League season, concluding the end of an era.

Wenger’s announcement sparked a lot of media coverage with many sections lamenting football’s loss of a long time servant of the game.

It’s also sparked the debate on who’s the better manager between the Frenchman and Sir Alex as well as who put together the better sides.

Souness though believes there’s no comparison between the two and that there’s clearly one winner when it comes to that debate.

According to 101 Great Goals, Graeme said: “He [Wenger] is compared to Fergie, but he shouldn’t be because there’s no comparison when it comes to the great teams they built and the trophies they won.

“Wenger arguably had a couple of great sides, but Fergie had several and won 13 league titles and the Champions League twice, as well as five FA Cups and four League Cups.”

There’s no doubt the pair of them looked almost equal, especially during the peak of their rivalry but it’s been clear for some time now that Ferguson was the superior manager.

Not only did the Scotsman continuously rebuild sides but he won countless trophies to prove his success as well as never fell victim to the passage of time.

Arsene meanwhile looks like he’s set to retire a little too late having arguably left his club in a worse position than when he joined them.

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