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Gunning for glory: A history of Mourinho-Wenger rivalry in quotes

As Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger prepare to resume their rivalry this weekend, AFP Sport recalls some of their most famous exchanges.

football Updated: Nov 18, 2016 14:15 IST
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A combination picture shows Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (left) and Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (right).
A combination picture shows Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (left) and Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (right).(AFP Photo)

As Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger prepare to resume their rivalry this weekend, AFP Sport recalls some of their most famous exchanges:

1) When Mourinho took exception to Wenger’s comments about his former club Chelsea in August 2005, in remarks for which he would later apologise.

Wenger responded with a stinging answer:

2) Wenger’s verdict on Mourinho’s unwillingness to talk up Chelsea’s title chances in February 2014, and Mourinho’s reaction:

3) Wenger’s account of a touchline altercation between the pair during Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat at Chelsea in October 2014. The former Read Madrid officer obviously had a different take: 

4) As Chelsea’s title defence started to unravel last season, Mourinho lashed out at a familiar adversary.