MANCHESTER UNITED BOSS JOSE MOURINHO CLAIMS 'HE DOESN'T NEED TO MAKE PEACE' WITH ARSENE
Jose Mourinho says Arsene Wenger will be happy to see him at The Emirates because of the young team he will be putting out.
The Manchester United boss is going ahead with his threat to play a young Man-United team on Sunday after prioritising the Europa League.
Mourinho and Wenger have a history of bad blood in Premier League football, with the Manchester United manager famously describing the Frenchman as ‘a specialist in failure’.
But Mourinho revealed that they shook hands away from the cameras when Arsenal had a late draw at Old Trafford in November and he now considers the matter closed.
‘He doesn’t need to make peace,’ said Mourinho. ‘He doesn’t need to because there are no problems.
‘In the last match at Old Trafford, we shook hands before and after. I remember that I still met him in the corridor for the press conferences, and we shook hands again.
‘When there is peace, we don’t have to have problem. I am a big boy, I’m in football all my life. I know a problem on the pitch, the next day is not a problem at all. So for me not a problem at all.’
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Mourinho insists publicly that United’s hopes of finishing in the top-four were ended by last weekend’s draw at home to Swansea City – even though they only trail fourth-placed Manchester City by one point.
My opinion: Jose Mourinho is playing mind game with Arsene Wenger, he wants to confuse the Arsenal manger into thinking he'll have it very easy on Sunday, but that will never happen.
Mourinho is a master tactician and he likes mixing things up, so Wenger's side should be well prepared for United.