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Manchester United Vs. Arsenal Quiz: The Ferguson/Wenger Years

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"They say he's an intelligent man, right? Speaks five languages. I've got a 15-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast who speaks five languages!" Alex Ferguson didn't exactly greet Arsène Wenger warmly when the Frenchman took charge at Arsenal in September 1996. The temperature was set below lukewarm and throughout the next decade it plummeted to sub-zero.

Between 1998 and 2004 Arsenal and United vied for every title. United won four of them - two at a canter, two thanks to their nerve - while two of the Gunners' title winning seasons were married with an FA Cup and in 2004 they won the league without losing a game.

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Barely a glance in 2004

Things haven't been the same since 2005, though. It is no coincidence Patrick Vieira's last kick of a ball in an Arsenal shirt secured their last trophy. Six months after they beat United in the FA Cup final, Roy Keane left Old Trafford quietly but acrimoniously. Just over a year on from the 'Battle of the Buffet' and in the same year of that tunnel row, the rivalry disappeared.

Whereas in 2004 Wenger offered to fight Ferguson now he would offer him a glass of wine. Ferguson used to complain Wenger was the only manager who didn't share a drink with him after the match, but now Arsenal aren't a threat to United the hostility is non-existent.

But there's no reason why we shouldn't recall the red cards, the transfers and the goals in the Ferguson and Wenger era...

1) Who scored the winner in the first ever Ferguson-Wenger clash? *
Nicky Butt
Karel Poborsky
Nigel Winterburn
Martin Keown
2) How many times has Wenger's Arsenal finished above Ferguson's United in the league? *
Three
Four
Five
Six
3) When was the last time Arsenal won at Old Trafford? *
2006
2002
2009
2000
4) How many players have transferred between the two clubs over the last 16 years? *
1
2
3
4
5) Who did not score in Arsenal's 3-0 Charity Shield win in 1998? *
Patrick Vieira
Christopher Wreh
Marc Overmars
Nicolas Anelka
6) Which Arsenal player failed to score a penalty in a shootout against United? *
Dennis Bergkamp
Robin van Persie
Robert Pires
Gilberto Silva
7) How many times have the club met outside of the league since 1996? *
13
14
15
16
8) How many goals has Wayne Rooney scored against Arsenal for United? *
8
9
10
11
9) How many times did Thierry Henry score at Old Trafford? *
Never
Once
Twice
Thrice
10) How many United players have been sent off against Arsenal during the Ferguson-Wenger years? *
2
3
4
5
11) And how many Arsenal players have been red-carded during that time? *
6
7
8
9
12) Who was in goal for Arsenal in the first ever meeting? *
John Lukic
David Seaman
Vince Bartram
Alex Manninger
13) Who scored at Old Trafford in the league in back-to-back seasons? *
Sylvain Wiltord
Nicolas Anelka
Emmanuel Adebayor
Freddie Ljungberg
14) How many goals did Robin van Persie score for Arsenal against United? *
3
4
5
6

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