LONDON — The bitterness and rivalry between the pair are reaching boiling point as the fight for the Premiership title enters the decisive weeks, with tempers frayed and an obvious standoff between the contestants.

Not Arsenal and Manchester United, but their respective managers Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson whose public battle is every bit as absorbing as their teams’ slugging it out — literally at Highbury last week — for the championship.

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