Jose Mourinho has admitted he has “regrets” about his fractious relationship with Arsene Wenger and hopes the Frenchman will get a good reception from Manchester United fans on his final trip to Old Trafford as Arsenal manager this weekend.
Mourinho branded Wenger, who will leave the Emirates at the end of the season, a “specialist in failure” and a “voyeur” during his time in charge of Chelsea, while their spat also featured a touchline bust-up in 2014.
But ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford on Sunday, Mourinho says he is happier their relationship is now more cordial.
He told a news conference on Friday: “There are little things where it would be obviously better without them, some gestures, some words would be better without it.
“I feel better now without it, no doubts about it. Regret? The little negative episodes, yes I do and maybe he does.”
Wenger has been subjected to abuse from sections of United’s support during his 22 years in charge of Arsenal.
It prompted Sir Alex Ferguson to issue a plea to fans to stop singing one particular chant in 2010.