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Once, when asked why Sir Alex Ferguson was suddenly so nice about him, Arsène Wenger replied wistfully that he was no longer seen as a threat at Old Trafford. Manchester United's great helmsman invariably praises those he regularly beats. Tottenham Hotspur had not won there since 1989. In his programme notes, Ferguson, pictured, gushed: "Managers and coaches come and go but it seems to be in the genes at Tottenham that they will play with a quality and style that is good to watch."

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