Wenger will take charge of Arsenal at Old Trafford for the last time on Sunday before leaving the Emirates at the end of the season, and ahead of the fixture, Ferguson has paid tribute to his old adversary. Mourinho has greeted Wenger's announcement warmly and even suggested they could "even be friends in the future". Mourinho's behaviour has been appalling, not just with Wenger but with everyone, particularly Wenger.
'Now Ferguson and Mourinho have given him a vase. Therefore, his selection for the heavyweight clash against Manchester United is something which will keep the Arsenal fans guessing.More news: Government pledges $500 million to preserve Great Barrier Reef
In what will be Wenger's last visit to Old Trafford, a ground where he experienced career highs and lows (winning the 1998 title and the 8-2 defeat in 2011) his side's form guide doesn't make for encouraging reading. "That was my first year in this country".
"I had things I really wanted to do - I had to go to Italy, I had to go to Spain". He's been Arsenal manager and that's it.More news: NHL Draft: Edmonton Oilers Land the 10th Pick
Mourinho, meanwhile, made just one change from the United side that beat Tottenham to reach the FA Cup final, recalling Victor Lindelof in defence at the expense of Phil Jones, who wasn't in the squad at all.
Leaving the club where he has spent the last two decades is proving to be hard for the former Nancy and Monaco coach, who led Arsenal to three Premier League titles. "I respect him of course... you should give me a little bit of peace for my final weeks and not try to push me into another confrontation". But Wenger's squad selection for the trip has made it clear that his priorities rest elsewhere.
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