Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager wants to avoid 'final confrontations'

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Each season Wenger would decide a music that will be performed on the bus each time we arrived at a floor. I missed the 6-1 defeat in 2001 through injury and remember the boss pulling me shortly afterwards and saying, 'When are you going to be fit?' He had never said anything like that to me before but it showed how much those games meant to him. "I hope he has a good reaction - if not good, not bad at all, and from us, as a club, he is going to feel the respect we have".

When asked if there was any possibility of De Gea not being at United next season, Mourinho said: "No chance". So if I get a good reception, I will take it'. We need seven points, we have a final to play. can he help us the way he's helping us lately?

The Spanish goalkeeper has enjoyed another outstanding campaign between the sticks and there is fresh speculation Real Madrid will move for the 27-year-old.

De Gea has a contract until the end of next season with Manchester United, with the club reserving an option to extend by another year.

United host Arsenal live on Sky Sports Premier League this Sunday from 4.15pm - in what could be the final meeting between two of the Premier League's most decorated managers.

"When I look back now I realise what a great team they had", Wenger said of United.

De Gea, meanwhile, will feature next for United against Arsenal at home on Sunday in the Premier League. I have lots of respect for him.

Jose is determined to strengthen his back line in June, and understands that letting go of his greatest defensive asset would make no sense whatsoever if he wants to fight for the league title next season. I have to say I am very, very happy for him and he knows that. You wouldn't have that in a national side... and I think he would rather be a club manager.

"Regrets? Little negative episodes, yes I do and probably he also does", Mourinho told the press at United's training base. I arrive and for the next couple of years was with them - [Dennis] Bergkamp, Thierry [Henry] and [Sol] Campbell - an fantastic team, so again, thank you very much for that.