Former Man United striker reveals what really ended Ferguson’s feud with Wenger

first_imgAndy Cole has revealed former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson only ended his feud with Arsene Wenger after the Gunners ‘fell off the face of a cliff’.Cole, who played up front for the Red Devils in a hugely fruitful six years at Old Trafford, played in several highly charged fixtures against his former club. 2 2 “They were not a threat to him or his football club anymore so he did not have to have any grievances or beef anymore. They were not hurting him.“I think the respect between them now is phenomenal but only because Arsenal were no longer a threat.” After going the entire Premier League season unbeaten in 2004, the Gunners failed to win the league again while United added six titles to their impressive haul.And Cole believes it was this demise which allowed relations between the two giants of English football to be fully restored.In conversation with David Seaman on the Re:United series, Cole pinpointed the moment relations relaxed: “Only when Arsenal stopped being a threat to Manchester United.“That’s when the managers mellowed, for whatever reason Arsenal just fell off of a cliff from being challengers every season to suddenly fading away and not even challenging any more. Cole scored goals for fun as United romped to domestic and European success in the late 90’s Ferguson and Wenger were all smiles during the Frenchman’s last fixture at Old Trafford as Gunners boss last_img

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