Alex Ferguson v Arsene Wenger, Part Two

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Castrol Performance data shows Manchester Untied manager, Sir Alex Fergsuon, has enjoyed a superb run of form against his old rival Arsene Wenger, in recent seasons, with the Red Devils winning five of their last six meetings with the Gunners, drawing the other game.

The two footballing icons have met on 43 occasions in all competitions, with Ferguson winning 42% of those clashes compared to Wenger’s 33% figure.

Overall – All Comps Man Utd under Ferguson Arsenal under Wenger
Games 43 43
Wins 18 14
Draws 11 11
Losses 14 18
Goals scored 56 49
Goals scored per Game 1.30 1.14
Goals conceded 49 56
Goals conceded per Game 1.14 1.30
Win % 42% 33%

At Old Trafford, the Gunners have won  on just four of their 19 visits in all competitions, with that last victory coming all the way back in September 2006.

At Old Trafford – All Comps Man Utd under Ferguson Arsenal under Wenger
Games 19 19
Wins 11 4
Draws 4 4
Losses 4 11
Goals scored 26 10
Goals scored per Game 1.37 0.53
Goals conceded 10 26
Goals conceded per Game 0.53 1.37
Win % 58% 21%

Recently, Wenger has struggled against his old nemesis, winning only one of his last 10 clashes with Sir Alex Ferguson in all competitions.

At Old Trafford, Wenger has lost on five of his last six visits, drawing the other one. In those six games, Arsenal have scored just two goals in total.

Manchester United v Arsenal in Premier League (with Ferguson and Wenger)
Date Score Venue Result Champions
16-Nov-96 Manchester United Arsenal 1 0 H W Man Utd
19-Feb-97 Manchester United Arsenal 2 1 A W Man Utd
09-Nov-97 Manchester United Arsenal 2 3 A L Arsenal
14-Mar-98 Manchester United Arsenal 0 1 H L Arsenal
20-Sep-98 Manchester United Arsenal 0 3 A L Man Utd
17-Feb-99 Manchester United Arsenal 1 1 H D Man Utd
22-Aug-99 Manchester United Arsenal 2 1 A W Man Utd
24-Jan-00 Manchester United Arsenal 1 1 H D Man Utd
01-Oct-00 Manchester United Arsenal 0 1 A L Man Utd
25-Feb-01 Manchester United Arsenal 6 1 H W Man Utd
25-Nov-01 Manchester United Arsenal 1 3 A L Arsenal
08-May-02 Manchester United Arsenal 0 1 H L Arsenal
07-Dec-02 Manchester United Arsenal 2 0 H W Man Utd
16-Apr-03 Manchester United Arsenal 2 2 A D Man Utd
21-Sep-03 Manchester United Arsenal 0 0 H D Arsenal
28-Mar-04 Manchester United Arsenal 1 1 A D Arsenal
24-Oct-04 Manchester United Arsenal 2 0 H W Chelsea
01-Feb-05 Manchester United Arsenal 4 2 A W Chelsea
03-Jan-06 Manchester United Arsenal 0 0 A D Chelsea
09-Apr-06 Manchester United Arsenal 2 0 H W Chelsea
17-Sep-06 Manchester United Arsenal 0 1 H L Man Utd
21-Jan-07 Manchester United Arsenal 1 2 A L Man Utd
03-Nov-07 Manchester United Arsenal 2 2 A D Man Utd
13-Apr-08 Manchester United Arsenal 2 1 H W Man Utd
08-Nov-08 Manchester United Arsenal 1 2 A L Man Utd
16-May-09 Manchester United Arsenal 0 0 H D Man Utd
29-Aug-09 Manchester United Arsenal 2 1 H W Chelsea
31-Jan-10 Manchester United Arsenal 3 1 A W Chelsea
13-Dec-10 Manchester United Arsenal 1 0 H W ?

Interestingly, in each of Wenger’s three Premier League title successes, Arsenal remained unbeaten against United in the league in those seasons.

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