Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed how he was approached by Man United to take over the job as the boss at the Old Trafford but he turned down the offer.

Arsene Wenger has since resigned his role as Arsenal’s boss and is now working with FIFA as their Head of Global Development and might not be seen at the dugout again despite claiming he is missing the pitch.

What was known to the fans and other football lovers is the approach by French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain but the French boss refused and remained with the North London club.

In his interview with The Times, Arsene Wenger revealed that he had the chance to take over at Man United but refused to give details of the time he was approached, either during the reigns of former manager Alex Ferguson or when he left.

Arsene Wenger remains the most successful manager in the Gunners history and no doubt, one of the best in the world during his active coaching days. He led Arsenal to win the Premier League on few occasions and the FA Cup.

He was replaced by Unai Emery but the Spanish boss could not fit into the shoes and was sacked.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.