Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has expressed regrets for some of the bust-ups he had with his Arsenal counterpart, Arsene Wenger over the years.
Arsenal boss is set to leave his post at the end of the season after almost 22 years in
charge of the club, with Mourinho having previously expressed his respect for the Frenchman.
There has, however, been no love lost between the two managers over the years that has strained their relationship and often resulted in insults being exchanged.
And, with Wenger soon to step away from Arsenal and potentially not manage in the Premier League again, Mourinho says he regrets some of the outbursts he aimed at Wenger.
Ahead of their clash on Sunday, Mourinho told reporters: “There were little things it would obviously be better without – some gestures, some words.
“It’s obviously better without. I feel better now without [insults]. When I arrived in England in 2004, they were champions, and famous champions – the ‘Invincibles’.
“Then I arrived [at Chelsea], the next few years it was with them [battles for the title].
“It was an amazing team. So thank you very much for that. They pushed us to the limits. The two matches we played at Highbury, that amazing old stadium, were unforgettable. So thank you, thank you so much for that.
“Do I regret the little negative episodes? Yes, and I’m sure he does too.”
United defeated Arsenal 2-1 in the Premier League on Sunday in what would be Wenger’s final trip to the Theatre Dreams as Arsenal coach.