Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has lauded praise on Arsene Wenger after it was announced today he will step down as Arsenal boss in the summer.
The Frenchman has lived a long reign in North London and has seen himself pitted against some huge managers.
Sir Alex was one of them and they quickly became rivals and Manchester United v Arsenal was a huge game in the Premier League calendar.
While that seems to have shifted a little bit, Sir Alex has still named Wenger one of the greatest Premier League managers.
The Scotsman explained just how much respect he has for the Emirates boss and insisted how proud he was to know him and battle him.
“I am really happy for Arsene Wenger,” Sir Alex told ManUtd.com.
“I have great respect for him and for the job he has done at Arsenal.
“It is a great testament to his talent, professionalism and determination that he has been able to dedicate 22 years of his life to a job that he loves.
“In an era where football managers sometimes only last one or two seasons, it shows what an achievement it is to serve that length of time at a club the size of Arsenal.
“I am pleased that he has announced he is leaving at this stage of the season, as he can now have the send-off that he truly deserves.
“He is, without doubt, one of the greatest Premier League managers and I am proud to have been a rival, a colleague and a friend to such a great man.”