That sort of thing tends to stick. That's why he was chased by many teams, I believe, and why we fought to have him here. "It depends", he grins. "I had the privilege of meeting him a couple of times, which was actually pretty late in my career, which was odd because I could have met him early". With Chile, I also scored two goals and that means a lot to me. Next season, after pre-season, after being comfortable and adapted, he's going to be great for us'.
"It is very different here".
The pair are friends now, mutual respect overwhelming the spats of the past that accompanied their jockeying for top spot.
Wenger has had many memorable moments at Old Trafford.
And after underperforming with Arsenal for a while, despite his three FA Cup triumphs in the last four seasons, the Frenchman announced he was leaving the club last week after 22 years in charge. And then it stopped. "When I go back I realise what a great team they were".
"They had Giggs, Scholes, Beckham, Ronaldo and Rooney together young players". Ruud Van Nistelrooy and all these players together.
And the Croatian left his side a man light after just 10 minutes when French referee Clement Turpin showed no leniency for another late challenge on Lacazette. They had an unbelievable team.
"Some gestures, some words, it would be better without it, I feel better now without it, no doubt about it".
"We had to change our philosophy when we moved to the Emirates", Wenger said.
As it turned out, Wenger wasn't interested in the job and then Ferguson reversed his decision to retire.
"Yes, yes, I speak to everyone and yes I met Martin Edwards", Wenger said. I am responsible for the players I bring to the club and he came to the club in my period.
"No, Arsenal is the love of my life".
It seems as though Arsene Wenger and José Mourinho have been at odds with each other forever.
Where will Arsene Wenger go after he leaves Arsenal this summer?
Who can forget him up in the stands, without a seat, surrounded by United fans after being sent off there in 2009?
'Everybody knows I bought Salah. I will be focused on winning the game.
It would have been a very good performance if they had got a 1-0 win.