Football: Wenger incurs the wrath of Ferguson

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The Independent Online
Last season it was Kevin Keegan. This time it was Arsene Wenger's turn to suffer the wrath of Alex Ferguson. While United wait to discover this week whether the Premier League will agree to extend the season to ease the burden of four games in the last eight days of the season, Ferguson turned up the heat after hearing the Arsenal manager had demanded the plea be thrown out.

"I think it is only fair that the season be extended, but I see Arsene Wenger has had a swipe at Manchester United again," Ferguson said. "He's certainly got plenty to say. Maybe he should concentrate on Ian Wright's tackles rather than Manchester United.

"He's at a big club, well Arsenal used to be a big club, and maybe next year he could be in the same situation. I wonder what is story will be then.

"Arsene Wenger has been in Japan. He doesn't know anything about English football and the demands of our game.