Sir Alex Ferguson and José Mourinho: The Best of Frenemies

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Sir Alex Ferguson and José Mourinho: The Best of Frenemies
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Is there a more hilariously unconvincing friendship in public life than that fabled one between Sir Alex Ferguson and José Mourinho? In the run-up to Wednesday's Champions League clash between Manchester United and Real Madrid, the air has been thick with quacking about the managers' special relationship, which is apparently founded on mutual admiration for each other's abilities, respect for each other's prowess in the noble discipline of "mind games", all manner of self-deprecating joshing ... but we'll leave it there, shall we, on the basis that they clearly detest each other.

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