Man United boss Louis van Gaal has been glowing in his praise of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ahead of the clash between the two Premier League giants on Sunday.
Wenger has come in for renewed criticism from Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho in recent weeks but veteran Dutchman van Gaal believes the Gunners boss is doing a good job.
“I think that he is doing great work,” Van Gaal said. “When you can, like Sir Alex Ferguson, stay in a club for such a long time you have to be very good. Otherwise you shall not succeed.
“I think Arsene Wenger is one of the best coaches in the world. Sir Alex Ferguson is the best because he won the most titles.
“It’s easy to say criticise him for not winning the league but when you spend such a long time with one club and everybody is satisfied – the fans, the board, the players – then you are very good, believe me.
“I hope for you that you journalists spend such a long time with the same paper!” Van Gaal added in quotes reported by Goal.com.
Arsenal host Man United on Sunday and a win for the away side would take van Gaal’s outfit back to the top of the Premier League table.