Arsene Wenger opens up about relationship with Man United manager Jose Mourinho
The Arsenal manager sheds light on his working relationship with outspoken Man United boss Jose Mourinho
Arsene Wenger has hinted that he is open to the prospect of a peaceful rivalry with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
The two Premier League adversaries will renew their rivalry on Sunday afternoon when Manchester United make the trip to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Mourinho and Wenger have regularly clashed since the Portuguese coach’s return to the Premier League as Chelsea manager in June 2013.
The Blues boss described Wenger as “a specialist in failure” in February 2014 after the Arsenal boss claimed that Mourinho was afraid of failing.
Mourinho and Wenger became embroiled in a touchline confrontation six months later at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea eased to a 2-0 win against the Gunners.
The 53-year-old has since taken over the reins of Arsenal’s bitter rivals Manchester United following his sacking at Stamford Bridge back in December 2015.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference about Mourinho ahead of their Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, Wenger said:
“I am open always in life for everything, you know, for peace. But what is important when you are a competitor is that you give absolutely everything to win the next game.”