Arsenal manager praises Manchester United for warm reception
Arsene Wenger presented with a vase by Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of clash at Old Trafford
April 30th, 2018
Arsene Wenger has represented Arsenal for the final time at Old Trafford, with the Frenchman presiding over the Gunners during a 2-1 reverse on Sunday.
It appeared as though former Manchester United player Henrikh Mhitaryan was going to give Arsenal a point from the clash before Marouane Fellaini scored a late winner for the Red Devils.
Arsene Wenger was suitably disappointed by the result, although he spoke afterwards about the warm reception he’d received from the Manchester United supporters before the game.
Sir Alex Ferguson presented his former rival with a commemorative vase, with Wenger claiming that he’s now more popular seeing as he’s no longer a “danger”.
Wenger said: “When you’re not a danger any more, people love you.
“I am thankful to Manchester United because they had a nice gesture. It is the first time I get a trophy before a game. It is very classy from them.
“My successor will watch this game and hopefully he will come to a positive conclusion because I think they are the future of Arsenal football club – some, 100%,” Wenger said. “We had a very young team and the performance was positive.
“The players are destroyed because they gave everything and were caught in the final minute. There were many question marks if we would be strong enough to fight but the quality was good, the spirit was good, many players stood up. We tired a bit in the last 20 minutes and were a bit more under pressure. It was a negative result and a positive performance.”