The feud between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger may just be on the verge of coming to end after the Portuguese tactician revealed that he’d field a team other than his first team, so as to please the French tactician, reports Starsports.
Arsenal are currently nine points adrift Manchester City in fourth position on the Premier League table and the chances of the Gunners qualifying for Champions League is apparently non-existent. Meanwhile, bar the League, Man United have an outside advantage of the Europa Cup competition to make it to the Holy grail of European football.
For Wenger, tomorrow’s game is merely ceremonial but his inability to beat Mourinho in the League would leave him in a situation where he wants to prove his mettle. In his 13 attempts, Wenger has never beaten Mourinho in the League.
The Special One has put his record over Arsene Wenger on the line, as he has prioritized the Europa League over the Premier League because he would rest most of the players that thumped the Celtics in the semi-final game last Thursday.
The rivalry of Mourinho and Wenger started from his first spell with Chelsea and became pronounced when the pair had a touch-line burst up in a Premier League game of October 2014.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s game, Mourinho said:
“I think he will be pleased with me that I am going to change my team at Arsenal. I think he will be happy with me.”
United are enjoying a 25 game unbeaten run in the League while Arsenal have managed to win their last four games at home in the Premier League. If Wenger fails to beat Man United at home in the League tomorrow, he may never beat Mourinho in his life time.