Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fergie Sends Foe Wenger a Final Farewell Message

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fergie Sends Foe Wenger a Final Farewell Message

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ARSENE Wenger has revealed he has received a message from old foe Sir Alex Ferguson following the announcement he will leave Arsenal at the end of the season.

And former United striker Danny Welbeck, taken from Old Trafford to the Emirates by the Frenchman, has cheekily claimed he played a part in the thawing of the relationship between the two formerly fierce enemies.

Wenger made it public last week he will leave the London club after 22 years, in which time he won three Premier League titles and the FA Cup seven times.

For much of that period he had an intense - sometimes acrimonious - rivalry with the dominant then United boss Ferguson.

That became warmer once Sir Alex left United in 2013 and Wenger has now revealed the Scot had been in touch in the last few days. …

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