There have been no love lost between Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger. However, the Portguese tactician has his say on his rival.
Mourinho is in the claim that all is going on well with Wenger as both managers prepare to renew hostilities in the Premier League this season.
They have always been involved in altercations during Jose Mourinho’s spell at Chelsea and the pair were involved in a class before Mourinho was sacked.
In a new book called Jose Mourinho: Up Close and Personal by journalist Rob Beasley, Mourinho is quoted as saying that he would “break” Wenger’s face.
Nonetheless, Mourinho has been playing down the significance of the quote, claiming that he had dinner with Wenger recently.
Asked if he felt let down by reporter Beasley putting the quote in the public domain, Mourinho is quoted as saying by Sky Sports: “You can see how close he was [to me]. I am happy. He made his money, that’s fine. That’s fine for me.
“I met Arsene Wenger a couple of weeks ago and, like civilised people, we shook hands. We sat on the same table, we had a dinner together with other people.
“We exchanged ideas, we were speaking because we are civilised people. Again, I don’t think the book will be in the gallery of the Shakespeares and so on.
“I prefer just to not comment. That’s my last word about it and again, I repeat, he is making his money. That’s fine for me.”
Manchester United host Wenger’s Arsenal side at Old Trafford on 19 November in the Premier League.
The Red Devils then return to The Emirates towards the end of the season on 9 May 2017.