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Thierry Henry reveals what he said to Alex Ferguson in their first ever conversation

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Thierry Henry was on Sky Sports this week, taking part in an extended chat alongside Kenny Dalglish and Roy Keane to mark the 25th anniversary of the Premier League.

The legendary Arsenal striker had some kind words for Sir Alex Ferguson and recounted his first meeting with the great Scot.

Henry celebrates his 40th birthday on Thursday and is still considered by many as the finest player to grace the Premier League.

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Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager of Manchester United in 2013 and his incredible achievements have been emphasised by the club's struggles since.

The 75-year-old retired coach spent 26 years at Old Trafford in which he racked up an incredible 13 Premier League trophies.

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Ferguson won three league titles with Aberdeen before joining Manchester United

Since leaving Scotland in 1986, only Celtic and Rangers have won the league - which has been won by teams other than Celtic and Rangers only four times in 52 years.

Alex Ferguson Manchester United Manager 1986

Thierry Henry obviously recognises the amazing managerial ability of the Manchester United legend and felt the need to qualify that he is not a fan of the Red Devils.

He immediately gave Ferguson a new nickname in their first conversation and insists that the Premier League trophy should be renamed after him.

"When I met him for the first time, I called him Mr. Premier League," said Henry. "Thirteen. this is ridiculous. The trophy we see right there should have his name.

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

Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho are the two next most successful Premier League managers, winning three league titles apiece - 10 less than Fergie.

The retired manager also holds Henry in high esteem and offered some very kind words after the MLS All Stars games in 2011.

“I think he’s definitely a legend with Arsenal, there’s no question about that," said Ferguson.

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"I think that’ll always be the case. His time there was fantastic and he’s always been a good role model in how he holds himself, as a footballer and a human being. He’s never wavered from that type of professionalism that you need to achieve that status."

The Gunners have failed to secure Premier League silverware since the great French striker left the club for Barcelona in 2007.

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