Fellaini: What Mourinho Told Me Before Arsenal Match Winner
Marouane Fellaini: What Jose Mourinho Told Me Before Arsenal Match Winner
Marouane Fellaini came off the bench to hand Manchester United a much-celebrated last minute victory over Arsenal. The match winner now revealed what Jose Mourinho told him before his substitution.
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The Belgian scored deep into stoppage time to secure the 2-1 win on Arsene Wenger’s final visit to Old Trafford.
The three points guaranteed United’s UEFA Champions League qualification for next season, and Fellaini lifted the lid on his instructions before being sent on the pitch by Mourinho.
"He told me to go in to the box because I have the possibility to keep the balance with the midfielder," he said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"One point wouldn't have been too bad but in the end we have three points and that’s most important today.
"I know my quality I know if the ball comes in to the box I can be dangerous, it was a good ball, I tried to flick it, it’s good for me and good for the club."
Mourinho, meanwhile, commented on Fellaini’s future at United, saying the Belgian is close to agreeing to a new deal.
“The position is that we are almost there but in football almost is not enough,” he said.
“We are almost there but I can’t celebrate because almost is not enough.
“I want to see the white paper with the United’s crest and Ed Woodward’s signature and Marouane’s signature.
“I think a player that grabs the crest after scoring is telling clearly that he wants to stay. I want him to stay, the club wants him to stay, I think he will stay, it is nearly there.”
United now have 77 points, which is 11 more than fifth-placed Chelsea. This means the Blues can’t overtake United in the league anymore and the Red Devils are guaranteed to play in the Champions League next season.
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