Jose Mourinho has never liked Arsene Wenger very much and the feeling is certainly mutual given that the Arsenal boss has never beaten Mourinho. In 13 occasions, Jose has won seven and drawn six, so you could say Wenger probably hates playing him.
Seeing their rivalry re-kindled on new grounds is one dynamic to this season and a new article from the Daily Mail has certainly added new fuel to the fire.
Journalist Rob Beasley has brought out some sensational quotes from 2014 where Mourinho made it clear what he wanted to do to Wenger: “I will find him one day outside a football pitch and I will break his face.”
— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) September 22, 2016
That’s just about the best back page I remember seeing for a long, long time. Mourinho comes with all of his baggage but stuff like this is golden and no doubt will get under Wenger’s skin.
I hope Mourinho’s arrival will help re-kindle a genuine rivalry between United and Arsenal because I bloody miss it. Keane vs Vieira was on another level but maybe Jose being in charge will get Wenger’s back up and help bring some added spice to a fixture which has been flat for years.