Jose Mourinho says he has no problem with Arsene Wenger despite the publication of a book which quotes him as saying he would “break his face”.
Manchester United’s manager has had a long-running rivalry with the Frenchman which dates back to when he managed Chelsea and he once called the Arsenal boss a “specialist in failure”.
The quote featured in Jose Mourinho: Up Close and Personal by journalist Rob Beasley, with Wenger saying on Friday morning he would not read the book.
Asked if he felt let down by Beasley putting the quote in the public domain, Mourinho, whose United side face Leicester on Saturday, said: “You can see how close he was [to me]. I am happy. He made his money, that’s fine. That’s fine for me.
“I met Arsene Wenger a couple of weeks ago and, like civilised people, we shook hands. We sat on the same table, we had a dinner together with other people.
“We exchanged ideas, we were speaking because we are civilised people. Again, I don’t think the book will be in the gallery of the Shakespeares and so on.
“I prefer just to not comment. That’s my last word about it and again, I repeat, he is making his money. That’s fine for me.”