Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has declared interest in leading Manchester United, claiming it would be a 'dream' job.
Wenger has been without a club since leaving Arsenal at the end of the 2017/18 season after 22 years of service for the Premier League outfit.
While he's publically flirted with the idea of returning to the game and more recently being linked with a role at FIFA, the 69-year-old has thrown a major curveball with his latest statement.
"Manchester United is a dream job for any manager. At least, any manager with courage and confidence," Wenger told BeIN Sports.
"Yes, they need in my opinion four first-team players. But around those players, I see a squad that is capable of challenging. They aren’t as far away as people think.
"The team have no pattern of play, no pattern of pressing. There is a team there, but it needs to be coached and developed. Like I said, four players and they can be challengers. For everything."
With Wenger a huge part of the iconic rivalry between the Gunners and the Red Devils, his public admission over a role currently head by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comes as a surprise.
"Like I said, Manchester United is a dream job. For any coach. I have confidence, I have courage... and you’re right, I have ideas."
*BEiN Sports have since confirmed that Wenger didn't describe the Manchester United role as a dream job.