- Arsene Wenger has claimed that Manchester United wanted him as gaffer
- The Frenchman did not reveal when the Red Devils actually contacted him
- Wenger spent 22 years at Arsenal before he left in 2018 after winning FA Cup
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained that Premier League side Manchester United offered him the chance to become their coach which he rejected.
Arsene Wenger spent 22 years at Arsenal before he left last two years and was replaced with Unai Emery who later got sacked after the Gunners failed to do well in the Premier League.
During his time with the Gunners, Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson who was Manchester United coach were rivals in the Premier League.
According to the report on UK Sun, Arsene Wenger stated clearly that he was offered Manchester United job, but he did not reveal when the Red Devils actually wanted him to become their gaffer.
“I don’t tell you that.
“But I can tell you Man Utd offered me the job but I don’t tell you when,'' Arsene Wenger explained according to the report on UK Sun.
Arsene Wenger started his coaching career in 1984 at Nancy where he managed for three years before he moved to Monaco.
Wenger spent seven years at Monaco before he moved to Nagoya Grampus Eight from where he joined Arsenal in 1996.
Current President of Liberia George Weah played under Arsene Wenger at Monaco.
The 70-year-old won three Premier League titles at Arsenal and seven FA Cups before he left the Emirates stadium.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lucas Ocampos emerged Manchester United’s transfer target after the Red Devils failed in their bid to land Jadon Sancho and Ousmane Demebele to the Old Trafford, SunSport reports.
Reports have it that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing a bid for the Sevilla striker after he has only managed to sign Donny van de Beek to the Premier League club during this transfer window.
Recall that United did everything possible to get Sancho valued £108million, but Borussia Dortmund are adamant and are unwilling to let the England international go.
With the transfer window closing on October 5, Manchester United are looking at another possibility of getting a back-up for Antony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
26-year-old Ocampos is an Argentine who has been with Spanish outfit Sevilla since 2019 helping the club to Europa League glory last season.
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