Mourinho: If Wenger respects me half as much as I do, we can even be friends
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he was ready to become even a friend with one of his biggest rivals in the Premier League – Arsene Wenger. On Friday, the Frenchman announced he was leaving the club, which he headed for nearly 22 years after the end of the season. Even then, Mourinho said that, despite all the conflicts between the two over the years, he had great respect for Wenger. Today, a few days before their last clash in the Premier League, the Special appointed the 68-year-old Frenchman as one of the Premier League’s emblems.
“If he feels 50% of the respect I have for him, we can even be friends in the future, but I have great respect for him, but the reality is that he was in Arsenal, he was a champion, but in 2004 I I have come to see him in the last few years and I am sorry that after Sir Alex Ferguson, who apparently decides to leave alone, bigger, the next emblem leaves the Premier League, “Mourinho told Sky Sports.
On Sunday, Manchester United accepted Arsenal at Old Trafford in a 36th round of the Premier League.