Arsene Wenger was once handled to a heat reception through outdated rival Sir Alex Ferguson on his ultimate commute to Outdated Trafford as Arsenal boss.
The Frenchman has loved an extended and fraught dating with Manchester United since his arrival in English soccer 22 years in the past, ruffling a variety of feathers and embracing the function of irritant and adversary.
However having introduced his departure on the finish of the season there was once a display of admire, led through his long-term foe Ferguson.
Wenger was once afforded a spherical of applause from the house toughen as he walked from tunnel to dugout, and he then posed with Ferguson because the Scot introduced him with a silver vase.
Present United supervisor Jose Mourinho, who has additionally had a rocky dating with Wenger, stepped in to shake his hand and shared a couple of phrases together with his reverse quantity earlier than kick-off.
An interview with Ferguson additionally gave the impression within the United evaluate programme, by which he recalled their early tussles.
“Even though the Premier League began in 1992-93, that contention was the spotlight of the league season,” Ferguson mentioned.
“Liverpool, with out query, is the most important fixture United ever were given excited by, merely on account of the historical past of each golf equipment: the 2 maximum a hit golf equipment in Britain. I really like the ones video games, they are incredible.
“I do know that now the contention has modified a little bit, with Guy Town doing smartly, however those are the video games that any Guy United participant would really like to be excited by now: in opposition to Town, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham.
“There are some nice golf equipment and a few incredible pageant within the Premier League now, however United in opposition to Arsenal was once nice for the sport. It made the Premier League.”