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Manchester United’s classy tribute to Arsene Wenger at Old Trafford (Video)

Manchester United this evening put rivalries aside for a brief moment of class, ahead of their Premier League clash with Arsenal.

Matchup

The two sides are currently locked in action at Old Trafford, with hosts United having come into proceedings on the back of 6 straight wins across all competitions, the latest of which came last weekend in the semi-finals of the FA Cup versus Tottenham.

Arsenal, meanwhile, were no doubt still smarting after somehow failing to earn a victory over Atletico Madrid in the first-leg of their Europa League semi-final clash with the La Liga outfit at the Emirates on Thursday night, with the Gunners having eventually come away with a 1-1 draw.

And the European commitments of the North Londoners had a major effect on the team selection of Arsene Wenger this evening, with the Frenchman having opted for a weakened and inexperienced lineup.

Teams

Class act

The main talking point in the buildup to this evening’s matchup was the fact that the clash would mark Arsene Wenger’s last at Old Trafford as Arsenal manager, after the legendary tactician announced his decision to depart North London at the end of the season last week.

And, after Wenger was given a rousing reception by the crowd at Old Trafford following his emergence from the tunnel, Manchester United showcased their class and appreciation for the Frenchman’s achievements over the last 22 years, via Sir Alex Ferguson.

The clip below showcases the touching moment, which saw Wenger’s career celebrated with an award of excellence:

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