Ian Wright makes admission about Man United, Arsenal fans will be surprised

The Arsenal legend admits he wouldn't begrudge Man United fans some success after a tough few seasons since Sir Alex Ferguson quit

Man United legends Sir Alex Ferguson and Cristiano Ronaldo Photo: Uefa handout

Ian Wright has made the surprise admission that he would be happy for Manchester United to enjoy success again.

The Red Devils have toiled in the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson stood down as their manager in 2013 following his 13th and final top-flight crown.

Manchester United appointed David Moyes as Ferguson’s successor but the ex-Everton manager lasted 11 months before he was sacked.

Even experienced head coach Louis van Gaal was unable to revive Manchester United’s fortunes and ultimately paid the price for a lack of success despite winning the FA Cup.

Jose Mourinho took over the reins last summer and Manchester United won the EFL Cup and the Europa League in their first season under the Portuguese coach.

However, the Red Devils boss was criticised for his negative tactics particularly in the Premier League as the Red Devils finished in sixth place.

Mourinho signed Romelu Lukaku in a £75m deal from Everton last month before adding experienced Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic to his squad last week.

And the pair were instrumental as Manchester United were impressive 4-0 winners against West Ham in their opening Premier League game.

The Red Devils eased to 4-0 victory at Swansea City in their second fixture of the new season to cement their place at the top of the table.

Former Arsenal striker Wright, who had many bad-tempered battles with Manchester United over the years, admitted that he wouldn’t begrudge the Red Devils some success.

“There is something about Man United,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“When Liverpool had Suarez and were playing well, I was pleased for them. Man United have come through this mist and fog.”

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