Jose Mourinho vs. Sir Alex Ferguson: Scoring the Battle so Far

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Jose Mourinho vs. Sir Alex Ferguson: Scoring the Battle so Far
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Who you got? Sir Alex or the Special One?

Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson and Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho are two of the most successful managers in the modern game. Combined, the two have won four UEFA Champions League trophies and more than 20 domestic titles. Each has earned the respect of the other over the years, and Ferguson has even been quoted as saying he'd like Mourinho to succeed him at United.

So, then, comparing them would be little more than a case of apples and oranges—right?

Well, since we like to start debates around here, we figured it would be a good idea to fire one up concerning these two. Clearly, Ferguson has had the better, longer, more distinguished career. But how have the two rivals fared against each other?

That's what we're here to tackle today. We'll be examining the 13 matches between the two, with the contests divided up by seasons.

The results might surprise you.

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