Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he sympathises with Arsene Wenger ahead of Sunday’s Premier League fixture with the Gunners. Wenger is the second longest-serving manager in the Premier League, behind Fergie, and has been the subject of criticism from the media and some of the Arsenal fans due to the sale of star men Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri this summer.
Sir Alex feels there is reasons for the North Londoners ‘ lack of silverware over the past six seasons and believes that there is far more competition for trophies than there was in the past.
“United versus Arsenal is always a contentious game,” he said. “The work Arsene has done in 15 years is the best in Arsenal’s history.
“He’s not won a trophy in six years but what does that mean? The competition is far greater now with Chelsea and City stepping up so the pressure on Arsene is unfair. Supporters are far less easy to please than they were 20 years ago.”
“They played well on Wednesday night against Udinese and they’ll see Sunday as another stepping stone. We’re in good form and we’re looking forward to it.”