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Key stat shows Klopp and Guardiola have better records than Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson may be a Premier League legend but Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola already have the better of him in one stat.

The Scotsman managed Manchester United for 26 seasons, wining nearly 60 per-cent of his 1,500 games in charge.

It saw him win the league 13 times while lifting the Champions League twice, including a table in the 1998/99 season.

Sir Alex’s achievements at Old Trafford earn incredible praise for his winning ways, including comments from the current Liverpool and Manchester City bosses.

But the United legend has already been beaten by the pair of rival managers based on their current performances.

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Excluding the current season, statistics from Opta [via BBC Sport] show that the Scot averaged 2.19 points per game over 21 seasons of Premier League football.

This comes from 528 three-point wins and 168 draws over 798 games during that time.

While Klopp’s run is shorter by a long way (182 league games), he has been able to make each game count a little bit more.

The German has picked up 363 points from 121 wins and 41 draws, it means the Liverpool boss’ points per game are 2.21.

As Sir Alex has been edged by the Premier League holding manager, he has beaten by a long way against his city rival.

Guardiola has managed City for an even shorter time, taking the hot seat for 152 games as he won consecutive league titles between 2017 and 2019.

Picking up from 339 points 113 winning games and 18 draws, it sees the Spaniard hold a incredible run of 2.34 points per win.

This also puts the City and Liverpool bosses well ahead of current United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is facing a tough run of fixtures.

It comes as Sir Alex’s comments on Liverpool’s appointment of Klopp have emerged, with the United legend making an incredible prediction.

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