Jose Mourinho 'Wanted To Break' Arsene Wenger's Face Over Mata Transfer

According to a new book

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Over the years Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho have had many touchline and press conference dust ups, including that time Wenger - like an angry, territorial swan - pushed Jose in the chest for coming too close to him. 

But now things are getting really interesting as Mourinho has been quoted as saying he 'wanted to break' poor Arsene's face over Juan Mata.

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After Mourinho sold Mata to Manchester United back in 2014, Wenger was quoted as saying he was 'surprised' by the move and that Chelsea had sold 'a great player', which allegedly, allegedly, allegedly, caused Mourinho to dish out some Cartel-esque threats on the Arsenal manager.

This is all claimed by journalist Rob Beasley, who is writing a book about Mourinho, and claims Mourinho told him, "When Mr Wenger criticises Chelsea and Man United over the deal with Mata… I will find him one day outside a football pitch and I will break his face."

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As much as everyone loves to jump on the Jose hate train, we can't imagine he'd actually say this.

Could he?

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Actually, yeah, he probably would, wouldn't he?