Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger clash
Bitter rivals Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho are set to resume their rivalry after Manchester United confirmed via their official website that the controversial ex-Chelsea boss has been appointed as manager.
Mourinho brings with him a proven track record of success and will look immediately to get Manchester United back into Premier League title contention
No manager in the league will be as unhappy to see Mourinho back as Arsene Wenger, who has never beaten his rival in the Premier League - his only victory coming in the Community Shield.
The pair also had an angry touchline bust-up in 2015, while Mourinho has been highly critical of the Frenchman's inability to land a title over the last decade, and ruined Wenger's 1,000th game in charge of the Gunners by leading Chelsea to a 6-0 win.
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Arsene Wenger has though achieved what Jose Mourinho has failed to do at any of his clubs, longevity - and despite Champions League success with two sides, the new Manchester United boss is yet to settle.
This could be his opportunity to do so, but he will need to prove he can maintain sustained success and not repeat the mistakes of his final campaign at Chelsea, fired in December despite entering the season with one of the seemingly most secure jobs in the Premier League.
Manhester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (L) and Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho (R) as Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (C) is substituted
Arsenal fans have been having their say on Twitter about Mourinho's appointment at United, with a mixture of opinion.
We used to lose 6 pts vs United and 6 pts vs Mourinho's team each season.— Arsenal (@AFCStatsman) May 26, 2016
Now, we will only lose 6 pts vs Mourinho's United.
So Arsenal miss out on Klopp, Guardiola & Mourinho.— Asa Clark (@cfcasa) May 26, 2016
If Wenger cared about Arsenal he would've stepped to one side for Pep #afc
I want mourinho to keep his unbeaten run vs Wenger, just so Wenger is humiliated enough to quit— Rayhan (@RayhanAFC) May 27, 2016
With the appointment of Jose Mourinho people are talking that Wenger's season is over already.— Sπ® (@underrooos) May 26, 2016
Prove em wrong boss #COYG
Jose Mourinho gestures to Porto fans as they chant his name