Arsenal Boss Wenger and Sir Alex appear to have become the best of friends.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Uefa’s decision to ban Arsenal striker Eduardo for two Champions League matches for diving.
The Croatia forward was found guilty of deceiving referee Manuel Gonzalez to win a penalty against Celtic in August.
Ferguson said European football’s governing body had to send a strong disciplinary message because of the high-profile nature of the competition.
“I have to agree that something had to be done,” said the Scot.
And Ferguson, who is attending a Uefa coaching forum in Nyon – along with Wenger, among others – supports the way the Frenchman has dealt with the situation.
He added: “I agree with Arsene, I would ask the same question ‘is it going to happen to everyone?’
“You become insular and protective of your own player and own team, we’re all selfish that way.
“I would have been saying ‘what about all the rest of the players?’
“But I wouldn’t have been pleased if my player had done that.
“I wouldn’t say it publicly though, because when you do that you’re in danger of losing the morale of the dressing room.
“Privately, as I’ve done many times, you have a different view, but I wouldn’t do it publicly.” (BBC Sport)
It appears that Sir Alex and Arsene continue to get very chummy. A few years ago Ferguson would have used this recent bad news at the north London club to fuel a tirade that would have left everyone quaking but It is good to see him being painfully honest and I can’t help liking him a little more because of it.
Yes he’s probably right, something had to be done sooner or later, but it’s nice to see that he would have dealt with the situation had the shoe been on the other foot. Let’s see what happens when a United player is charged with a similar offence, I am sure Wenger will show a similar level of antipathy, maybe they have become blood brothers? Clearly they can unite in their hatred for Chelsea and the newest kid on the top four block, Man City.