Watch: Fergie’s sweary rant to fire Man Utd up for Arsenal battle

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Brilliant footage has emerged of Sir Alex Ferguson firing up his Manchester United players ahead of a battle with Arsenal.

Ferguson had some memorable clashes with Wenger during the pair’s lengthy spells in charge of their respective clubs, many of which often boiled over due to the intense physicality.

Speaking on Channel 5 documentary ‘Fergie Vs Wenger: The Feud’, former United heroes Paul Scholes, Andy Cole and Phil Neville recalled some famous clashes between the two sides.

“It’s funny,” Scholes said, “in team talks before matches against Arsenal, the ball was very rarely mentioned. We knew we had to get about them, and the manager drilled that into us, he revved us up.”

The clip also features footage of one of Ferguson’s team talks ahead of a clash with the Gunners, which is wonderfully sweary.


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