Manchester United wanted Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to replace Sir Alex Ferguson, the Daily Star reports this morning.
It came in 2002 when the legendary United manager considered retirement for the first time, but Wenger rebuffed their advances.
The legendary Gunners boss is celebrating 20 years in charge of Arsenal this week, and it has been revealed that he had an offer to leave them for one of their biggest rivals.
Despite the bitter rivalry between the two managers at the time, the Daily Star claim that United were keen to land the impressive Wenger after his fine work at Arsenal.
It has previously been reported that the Gunners boss has also turned down offers from Ligue 1 champions PSG.