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Thierry Henry wants the Premier League trophy to be named after Sir Alex Ferguson

The Man United manager won the title an incredible 13 times as the Red Devils struggle to live up to his success

Thierry Henry has risked irking former boss Arsene Wenger.

The Arsenal legend believes the Premier League trophy should be named after the Gunners’ chief tormentor for years, Sir Alex Ferguson.

Sir Alex Ferguson won the Premier League title an incredible 13 times

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Sir Alex Ferguson won the Premier League title an incredible 13 times

The retired Scot won an incredible 13 league titles with during his tenure at Old Trafford, including one to celebrate his last season in 2012/13.

United have failed to build on his success since with their best coming finish coming two years later when they finished fourth.

And Henry, who is Arsenal’s record scorer, believes Fergie’s success needs to be further acknowledged.

Sir Alex Ferguson won his first league title in the 1992/93 season

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Sir Alex Ferguson won his first league title in the 1992/93 season

The Frenchman was speaking to Sky Sports which marked 25 years since the league’s inception.

He said: “When I met him for the first time, I called him Mr. Premier League. Thirteen. this is ridiculous.

“The trophy we see right there should have his name.

“People might disagree with this, and I’m not a Man United fan. Thirteen times? This is too much.”

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Henry was also quick to pay homage to Fergie’s ability to adapt with new backroom staff and coaches over his tenure.

“His ability to change his staff, bring a new number two and a new voice helped.

“I think he knew what he wasn’t good at and so he selected coaches to do the stuff he wasn’t good at.”

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