Arsene Wenger explains why he rejected a move to Manchester United

Arsene Wenger explains why he rejected a move to Manchester United

- Arsene Wenger says he was close to taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in 2002

- Sir Alex was to retire at the end of the 2001/2002 season with Wenger first choice to replace the Scot

- Wenger says he rejected th Red Devils becuase of he liked the 'values' he was cultivating ar Arsenal

Arsene Wenger reveals he rejected the chance to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Machester United back in 2002, citing the Gunner's 'values' as his reason.

Former United chairman Martin Edwards revealed in his new book that United had spoken to Wenger about replacing Sir Alex Ferguson in 2002 after the Scot announced he would retire at the end of the 2001/2002 season.

​Speaking over the weekend, he said: ​“You speak about Man United, the evolution in the last 20 years would be very interesting.

Arsenal values made me reject Manchester United move - Arsene Wenger

Sir Alex and Wenger before a match at the Emirates stadium before the Scot retired. Photo: Sky Sports

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"A lot has changed but when I came here this club was about values that I love in sport. That is why I am still in the competition.

“I always question myself. Yes, of course, Man United is attractive but am I happy here? The answer was yes.

"It is too long to talk about that but I think it is quite an interesting subject that you know certainly as well as I do, but a lot has changed."

The Gunners got their season back on track this weekend with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth at the Emirates after suffering a 4 - 0 defeat to Liverpool in the match before.

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