FELLAINI SET TO STAY?
After months of speculation that United’s Marouane Fellaini was set to depart in the summer, Mourinho’s comments following the game yesterday suggested that an extended stay is very much likely at this point in time. Fellaini who headed in yesterday’s winner in injury time is very close to signing on the dotted line per Mourinho. Mourinho said: “The position [with regards to Fellaini’s future] is that we are almost there. I want to see the white paper with the United crest, Ed Woodward’s signature and Marouane’s signature.”
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SECURED
United’s victory over Arsenal last night means that fifth-placed Chelsea cannot overhaul United’s current points total, thereby securing Champions League qualification from the League. United will finish in the top 4 for only the second time since Sir Alex retired. United are also just 4 points away from securing the runner-ups’ position behind Manchester City. United have three Premier League games left.
UNITED SWEAT ON LUKAKU
Manchester United are sweating on the fitness of Romelu Lukaku after the top goalscorer for the club this season was removed at the 50th-minute mark against Arsenal. Mourinho, when asked about the inform striker’s injury replied that there is nothing much to go on as of then and more details will be available after further tests. The extent of Lukaku’s injury is expected to be disclosed in Mourinho’s next presser. Early suggestions say that the player should be okay and the removal was only precautionary.
POGBA SETTLES HIS FUTURE
Paul Pogba’s future has often been the spine of what “journalists” go on about these days. Without actually providing facts, a lot has been said about the Frenchman’s future despite a continuous indication from club, player and manager that he will be a United player next season. Pogba has now openly said that there are no problems with Mourinho or any other figure at the club. Pogba said, “It’s good. It’s very good. He’s the coach, I’m the player. He does the coaching, I do the playing. I’m here and very happy. I give my best for the team for myself I’m happy because we are in a final and I want to finish the season very well.” The comments were made prior to the game against Arsenal.
MOURINHO GOING NOWHERE
Mourinho has given the latest indication that he isn’t going anywhere and intends to finish the project he has started at Manchester United. In comments made to the press Mourinho said,” In other clubs, I was already thinking, what next? I had things that I had to do. There were things that I really wanted to do. At this moment, there is nothing I have waiting for me around the corner. I don’t want to do anything different than what I am doing now.” Mourinho clearly has settled at United despite the lack of a permanent home and looks set to see out the contract extension that he signed at the start of the calendar year.”
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