Jose Mourinho: 'Marouane Fellaini clearly wants to stay'

Posted May 01, 2018

It was the youngest side put out for a Premier League game by Wenger in almost seven years but with the Europa League offering the only chance of Champions League football for his sixth-placed team, it was an understandable choice.

Marouane Fellaini glanced in a header in the first minute of stoppage time to earn United a 2-1 win in Wenger's last match at Old Trafford before he leaves Arsenal at the end of the season.

It was all smiles as the Portuguese and Wenger enjoyed a warm embrace before kick-off while Wenger was applauded by the United support.

"Although the Premier League started in 1992-93, that rivalry became the highlight of the league season", Ferguson said. "We (might) have still a big match waiting for us". There were confrontations, because there were two teams and two managers battling for one award: the Premier League.

"We are nearly there but I can't celebrate because nearly is not enough".

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The 20-year-old has been regularly training with the first team and was surprisingly called-up by Wenger for Arsenal trip to Old Trafford this afternoon. When I won the Champions League I say the Champions League is most important for me. He will be at Manchester United next year certainly and I don't know where I will be.

"I think if it was a draw it wouldn't be unfair", he said. "I don't know where I will go from there". "I think the fact they made a few changes didn't help us from the mental point of view".

Current United boss Jose Mourinho, who has also had a rocky relationship with the Gunners manager, joined the duo.

They defended poorly for both of United's goals in the defeat.

"I have come here for a long, long time and next time someone else will come here and get a hostile reception".

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"It was very nice and classy", he said.

Mkhitaryan lasted just over an hour on his comeback from a knee injury and he could have a key role to play in the Gunners' Europa League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid.

Though, Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored against his former side in that encounter, his goal was a mere consolation as the hosts claimed maximum points to maintain their second position on the table.

Just before the break, Ashley Young hit the post with a cross which turned into a shot which a panicked David Ospina didn't anticipate, as it rattled off his near post.

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