Louis van Gaal has paid Arsene Wenger what he probably believes is the ultimate compliment by comparing him to Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, despite admitted that, because of his longevity at Arsenal, that Wenger is a brilliant manager, Van Gaal still believes Fergie is the best.

Speaking to the press ahead of Manchester United’s match against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, the Dutchman complimented the job Wenger has done at the club, using how long he’s been there as the main reason.

The manager then went on to point out that because Fergie has won more titles, he’s actually the best.

“I think that he’s doing great work,” he said.

“When you can, like Sir Alex Ferguson, stay in a club for such a long period of time, you have to be very good, otherwise you shall not succeed.

“So I think Arsene Wenger is one of the best coaches of this world, and the same thing with Sir Alex, who I think is the best, because he won the most titles, for example.

“So, it’s easy to say that, but Arsene Wenger, when you are with one club for such a long time, and everyone is satisfied – the fans, the board, the players – then you are very good, believe me.”

It’s unknown whether Wenger will overtake Fergie’s reign at United at Arsenal. The Frenchman’s contract runs out in May 2017 and it remains to be seen whether he’ll extend it past then. However, what we can all agree on is the amazing things he’d done for our club, which will remain long after he’s left.

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