It is not manager against manager - Wenger shrugs off breaking Mourinho curse

Man United boss Jose Mourinho has admitted he could rest players against Arsenal

He seems to believe the Europa League is the best avenue to return to the Champions League.

With Mourinho prioritising the Europa League semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo in midweek, United, who hold a 1-0 first-leg lead, fielded a much-changed side in north London. "We have to chase the Champions League by trying to win the Europa League".

Arsene Wenger broke his personal curse against Jose Mourinho after his Arsenal side triumphed against the Portuguese for the first time in the Premier League, but the Gunners boss was not in a boastful mood.

Chelsea, leaders since before Christmas, will win the title; the top four will nearly certainly remain as it has been for at least a month (Chelsea, Tottenham Liverpool, Man City) while the relegation battle could be settled this weekend with Sunderland already down and Middlesbrough set to follow them.

He could not resist a parting shot at Arsenal before leaving the Emirates, pointing out he was not used to seeing Arsenal fans celebrating. It's the first time I leave Highbury or the Emirates Stadium and they're happy.

"I think [Phil] Jones, [Chris] Smalling, [Juan] Mata, they were awesome in the way they performed".

The victory puts United on course for this month's final with Ajax Amsterdam the most likely opponents after they beat visiting Olympique Lyonnais 4-1 in their first leg on Thursday. It's nice for them. Liverpool could only draw 0-0 at home to Southampton in the other league game played on Sunday.

The bigger picture for Arsenal is that they remain in contention for a top-four finish that may convince some of the doubters that Wenger is worth a new contract when his current deal expires at the end of the season. The team also have an FA Cup final against Chelsea at the end of May.

"We need to be further up there - it's something that we're all disappointed about".

"I don't ever see United playing the way certain supporters want (with wingers providing width)", former Arsenal and England defender Nigel Winterburn told Sky Sports. The striker has now scored in each of his last three appearances against his old club.

United got to this stage of the competition after an extra time victory over Anderlecht, while Celta advanced after beating Belgian side Genk.

If Arsenal's block was "low", how would United's be described?

Even when the team was gifted a penalty, Liverpool couldn't capitalize.

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