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Over the years, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has won over fans all over the world, irrespective of club or country. The main reason for his massive success has been attributed to his ability to forge out success with whatever came in hand.
Arsene Wenger, on the other hand, commanded a respect and following similar to Sir Alex. He was there when his Invincibles won the Premier League without losing a single match. He was the man who took Arsenal to the great heights it has reached today.
But there is a huge difference between the two great managers. While Ferguson has been able to maintain his success over the two decade-long career, Wenger has never really quite been able to do that since the days of his Invincibles.
With the departure of Cesc and Nasri, Wenger's youth policy has been in tatters. His young, inexperienced side has looked like a sorry sight the past two weekends and it seems like it will only get worse, whereas Ferguson's young side demolished the Spurs last Monday. The likes of Welbeck, Smalling and Cleverly showed the genius that is Sir Alex.
The faceoff at Old Trafford this weekend might turn out to be another eye-opener to Wenger, while for Ferguson it might again prove the reasons for his greatness and respect.