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Manchester United 29.04.2018

On the 20th April 2018, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger announced his plans to leave the north London club, following a 22 year stint with the Gunners. 

With his final season drawing to a close, a visit to long term rivals Manchester United was surely going to be a monumental affair. It was Manchester United who, under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson, sat alongside Arsenal at the top of English football in the early 2000s, creating some of the greatest moments in modern English football. 

With another adversary in Jose Mourinho taking over the Red Devils in 2016, the atmosphere was surely going to be electric for Wenger's final match at Old Trafford. 

However, the Frenchman was greeted to a chorus of applause from the Manchester United faithful. Much to the surprise of Arsene, his short walk to the dugout was celebrated. As Wenger reached the Old Trafford dugout for the final time, a familiar face in Sir Alex Ferguson shook his rival's hand and, with smiles all around, presented him an award for his long service in England. 

A truly wonderful moment of Corinthian Spirit from two men who did so much to shape modern football during their combined 1,630 games in charge.




Presented to Arsène Wenger, by Sir Alex Ferguson CBE and José Mourinho on behalf of Manchester United Football Club, in recognition of his services and achievements to Arsenal Football Club, 1996-2018.


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