Arsene Wenger explains why he turned down United offer

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The Arsenal manager announced last week that he will stand down as manager at the end of the Premier League season following another disappointing campaign for Wenger and his side.

The pair frequently clashed with Mourinho often appearing to relish baiting Wenger, who he has previously referred to as a "voyeur" and "a specialist in failure".

Meanwhile, Mourinho has insisted he deserves credit for bringing Mohamed Salah, who has scored 43 goals for Liverpool this season, to Stamford Bridge and that it was Chelsea that made a decision to sell the Egyptian after he was sacked. Old Trafford was where seasons were won and lost, and records were broken. The Portuguese manager said he knew that building United back into an European powerhouse would take time.

"Wenger doesn't like confrontation and I think Mourinho identified that and thought there's a chance to get an advantage over Arsenal by disrupting the manager".

But Wenger will still believe he can leave the club with a trophy and a Champions League spot despite conceding a late goal in a 1-1 home draw with Atletico Madrid in the Europa League on Thursday.

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"They pushed us to the limit, the two matches we played, not at the Emirates (Stadium), but at the unbelievable old stadium (Highbury), unforgettable". Will I take a little rest?

United signed Sanchez from Arsenal in January in a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the Emirates. They will also have one eye on their Europa League semi-final second leg next week, likely to match United's 4-3-3 formation with the same shape but making a few changes along the way. It is the place where one of the great rivalries of British football was established - between two giants of the game who would go on to become firm friends.

Mourinho's team ran out 3-1 victors at the Emirates Stadium on a December night when David De Gea pulled off a string of exceptional saves and Pogba was sent off for a unsafe challenge.

Arsene Wenger won't know what to do with himself once his 22-year reign at Arsenal wraps up at the end of May.