Arsenal legend Ian Wright says he “genuinely hated” Manchester United great Peter Schmeichel during his playing career.
“When we speak about it now, me and Schmeichel, we talk about how much I genuinely hated him as a goalkeeper. I knew how good he was and how hard it was to score against him. The only goals I ever scored against him were in friendlies!”
A match between Man Utd and Arsenal at Highbury in 2007 saw their rivalry reach a new low as Wright jumped into a challenge on Schmeichel with two feet.
Ian Wright vs Peter Schmeichel. pic.twitter.com/1MWaFsEW6n
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On the incident, Wright added: “We’d had a bit of an altercation at Old Trafford which led to this game which was a couple of months later.
“The tackle which everybody sees, the whistle had already gone and I just didn’t stop.
“We’re both running for the ball, the red mist was there and I just jumped on the ball with two feet – they said it was the tackle that shamed football. When I look back at it now, it’s quite an embarrassing thing to see.”
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