Sir Ferguson, Mourhino gifts departing Wenger with Silverware

Wenger with his gift as Mourhino and Ferguson (R) wish him well.

By Daily Star, TND Sports Writer

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND-Ferguson greeted Wenger as he made his way out onto the Old Trafford pitch.

The pair shared a warm embrace as Ferguson handed the departing Arsenal manager with a piece of silverware.

The inscription on the vase read: “Presented to Arsene Wenger, by Sir Alex Ferguson CBE and Jose Mourinho on behalf of Manchester United Football Club in recognition of his service to and achievements at Arsenal Football Club 1996-2018.”

Wenger and Ferguson were then joined by current United boss Jose Mourinho as the trio posed for photos near the dugouts at Old Trafford.

Wenger announced last week that he will be stepping down from his role after 22 years at the helm.

Ex-United manager Ferguson spent 26 years in charge of the Red Devils and had many iconic battles with the Frenchman and his teams over the years.

The Scot retired in 2013 and has been serving as a club director.

However, it would not be a memorable day for Wenger in his final visit to Old Trafford in charge of the Gunners as United emerged 2-1 winners thanks to an injury time goal from Marouane Fellaini.

The Belgium international came off the bench to head home for United from Ashley Young’s left-wing cross.

Paul Pogba had given the home side the lead from close range early on but former United player Henrikh Mkhitaryan pulled the Gunners level with a low strike from the edge of the box after half-time.

Arsenal looked as though they were going to hold on but Fellaini’s presence in the box caused problems for Arsene Wenger’s side as United guaranteed a top-four finish in the Premier League.

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