Arsene Wenger Reveals He Turned Down The Chance To Manage Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez wants 'to win everything there is to win' with United

Speaking ahead of United's Premier League clash with Alexis's former team, Arsenal, on Sunday, Mourinho explained why the Reds were so determined to sign Alexis.

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Pep Guardiola is now the highest-paid manager in the Premier League and earns £16 million every year at Manchester City.

Antonio Valencia has overcome a muscle complaint sustained in last weekend's FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham.

With all of this in mind, the best bet is for Manchester United to win and both teams to score 21/10 (3.10). Arsenal players revelled in United's misfortune - with Keown jumping in front of Van Nistelrooy, glaring into his face and an unsavoury fracas followed.

Mourinho memorably called Wenger a "specialist in failure" in 2014, when he was the Chelsea manager.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger were arch rivals.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is convinced Alexis Sanchez will continue to improve.

A partnership of Francis Jeffers and Sylvain Wiltord up front would also not have given the travelling Arsenal fans much hope on the day, but the latter would prove his worth and became the unlikely hero, as Wiltord famously fired home Arsenal's victor just after the restart.

Given Arsenal's issues on the road-they have lost all their away league matches in 2018-and their focus on the Europa League, it's tough to see anything other than a United triumph here. "We had big matches, big fights, so thank you so much for that". Fans there even tried to stage a protest march against his girlfriend, who they claimed had taken his focus off football. "I turned many, many, many clubs down to face the challenge when we built the [Emirates] stadium", said Wenger.

"I'm going to remember him as a big opponent, as the manager of the Invincibles", said Jose.

And yet, in a continued spate of irony, Wenger's third and final era has overlapped with United's continued struggles, and Arsenal winning three FA Cup trophies in four years. The midweek 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Europa League will have frustrated the Gunners and they will intent on bouncing back on Sunday. That would be closer to a finale appropriate to Wenger's legacy at Arsenal - and English football - than a sixth-place league finish and a trophyless season.

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