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29th Apr 2018

Alex Ferguson made sure Jose Mourinho joined in the pre-match Wenger presentation

Ferguson made sure Mourinho joined him in paying tribute to Wenger

Robert Redmond

This was a brilliant gesture by the club.

Manchester United showed a lot of class with their pre-match presentation to Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman is due to leave the Gunners at the end of the season and on Sunday took his Arsenal side to Old Trafford for the final time.

Alex Ferguson, Wenger’s longtime rival, and Jose Mourinho, who has clashed with the Arsenal manager on several occasions throughout his career in England, were present to give the Frenchman the reception his career warrants.

Ferguson was pitchside to present Wenger with a gift, and the former United boss beckoned Mourinho over to join the presentation. Both men, and the Old Trafford crowd, paid tribute to Wenger.

Before the match, Ferguson spoke about his old rival Wenger and was full of praise.