Wenger Speaks On Rivalry With Mourinho, Ferguson

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The Gunners are in sixth place in the Premier League table and 17 points behind second-placed Manchester United after a disappointing final season under Wenger for the north London outfit.

"If that happened 10 or 15 years back, it would bother me a lot, because in that time it wouldn't have lies in journalism", he told ESPN. Arsenal will have to play at the Wanda Metropolitano on Thursday and it going to be the most important game for the Gunners this season. "We've had some great battles in 22 years". (Dennis) Bergkamp, Thierry (Henry), (Sol) Campbell, an incredible team, so thank you very much for that - they pushed us to the limits.

Ferguson changed his mind and would stay for another 11 years while Wenger, at the time of Edwards' book launch, said Arsenal's "values" meant he would not have taken the job anyway.

According to Phil Neville, it was easy to see when Sir Alex Ferguson felt a challenge from a rival: he talked about him in public.

Pogba himself has also dismissed the reports this week, insisting that he repsects Mourinho's authority as Man United manager.

"Last season we won the Europa League and if we played Europa League this year we'd win it too", he said.

"But again when I arrived in England 2004, Arsenal was the champion and it was the famous champions of the Invincibles".

He adds, "It was an incredible team".

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The Chile striker has endured a hard start but he scored in United's 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Spurs last weekend and Mourinho believes fans will see a greatly improved player next term.

Mourinho added: "The two matches we played at their unbelievable old stadium (Highbury) were unforgettable".

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"It's odd for me to see him in a different shirt because he had a strong bond with the club and of course he was here for a few years".

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"We fought to have him here and I was, since day one, sure that he was the right player", said the boss.

"I think it's a little bit special now as Arsene Wenger is leaving and he's been a brilliant manager for Arsenal over the years".

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.