Wenger plays down claims he pondered United move

Arsene Wenger insists he was never tempted to quit Arsenal for Manchester United.

The Frenchman has been in charge of the Gunners for over two decades but, according to former United chairman Martin Edwards, he came close to leaving for Old Trafford.

Alex Ferguson had decided to retire at the end of the 2001-02 season and Edwards wrote in his new autobiography that Wenger was his first choice to replace the Scot.

Instead, Ferguson changed his mind and signed a new deal but Edwards claims he met Wenger to discuss the role having been given the indication there was some attraction