Jose Mourinho sends ‘big’ message to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Jose Mourinho had a message for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after Manchester United's 2-0 loss at The Emirates

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has described Arsene Wenger as a “big manager” after his Manchester United side were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal on Sunday.

The Portuguese coach opted to field a somewhat weakened team at The Emirates as Arsenal secured victory over Mourinho’s men thanks to second-half goals from Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck.

It marked the first time that Wenger had gotten the better of Mourinho in the Premier League and allowed Arsenal to keep their top-four hopes alive.

Mourinho and Wenger have a heated history and have had a number of public spats in the past.

However, Mourinho has insisted that he has respect for the Arsenal manager after Sunday’s game.

Speaking at his post-match news conference at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon, Mourinho said: “It’s a big club. You think I enjoy a big club like Arsenal not winning trophies? I don’t enjoy it.

“Arsene Wenger is a big manager. To have that record of winning so many matches is not normal.

“I really don’t care about it. We shook hands. During the game I don’t like what I never like – he puts too much pressure on the fourth official every time.”

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Mourinho is now preparing his Manchester United side for their crunch Europa League clash against Celta Vigo at Old Trafford on Thursday night as they look to reach the final.

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