Arsene Wenger's final game at Old Trafford as an Arsenal manager ended in heartbreak, but Jose Mourinho is hopeful about facing the Frenchman once again, albeit under new circumstances.
Arsene Wenger’s gift:— United Xtra (@utdxtra) April 29, 2018
“Presented to Arsene Wenger by Sir Alex Ferguson CBE and Jose Mourinho on behalf of Manchester United football club, in recognition of his service to and achievements at Arsenal Football Club 1996-2018.”
Absolute class from the club. #mufc [BBC] pic.twitter.com/yWxsGdnPfm
Wenger was rewarded with a generous welcome at Old Trafford, respecting a 22-year-old rivalry. Sir Alex Ferguson presented him
"I am programmed to try and win football games, I don’t think that changes. But I am thankful to Manchester United because they had a nice gesture," as quoted by BT Sport. It is the first time I get a trophy before a game. It is very classy from them."
Mourinho, on the other hand, expressed his desire to face Wenger in the near future.
"I hope that I play against him again, I hope that can happen," said Mourinho. If not in the Premier League, who knows, we still have a big match waiting for us."
Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to Arsene Wenger ahead of today's match.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 29, 2018
There's still no concrete news about Wenger's next destination, as the Frenchman is weighing his options. For now, he'll just focus on helping Arsenal qualify for the Champions League, one final time.