Jose Mourinho, the former Manchester United manager, has described legendary Red Devils boss, Alex Ferguson and ex-Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger as his “sweet enemies” during his time with them in the English Premier League.
According to Mourinho, it was all about confrontation of forces between himself, Ferguson and Wenger during their time in the Premier League.
He stated this ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday.
“Wenger is a very intelligent person and one of the best managers in the history of football,” Mourinho was quoted by Goal as saying.
“I arrived in England and I found ‘the Invincibles’ and I found Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson very much hurt by that Arsenal season.
“And we were like a third force coming. Chelsea had a great desire to be champions for the first time in so many years. So, of course, it was the confrontation of forces and you can imagine that Sir Alex, Wenger and myself we were fighting for the same. We were like, I like to say in football, ‘sweet enemies’.
“My feeling is where are the next ‘Invincibles’? Where are they? Who did it again? Who made people forget that he was the manager of the invincible team? Lots of philosophies, lots of talk, lots of PR. Football today is a lot about this, but [it is about] results, and who did better than him?”