Fellaini header condemns Wenger to Old Trafford defeat
- Author: Julie Sanders May 02, 2018,
May 02, 2018, 21:24
"I am thankful to Manchester United because they had a nice gesture". It's very classy from them'. But there was a sting in the tail, substitute Marouane Fellaini heading a victor in stoppage time or, as it used to be called under their old boss, "Fergie Time".
"We played quickly, but the current team makes a slower transition from defence to attack".
"The players are destroyed because they gave everything and were caught in the final minute". His teams were fitter and faster than most others and his approach to the game forced his rivals to modernise and improve as a result. We were a bit more under pressure and lacked maybe a bit of experience and calm as well.
France worldwide Paul Pogba scored the opener for the Red Devils in the 16th minute after converting a loose ball from Alexis Sanchez's header a slight moment before then. We have to win more games than we have done.
"Niles is slowly getting to the player I think he can be in the defensive midfield, and he can create as well", Wenger said.
If they want to start challenging for the title again they will need to sign five or six quality players and, individually and collectively, they will cost a heck of a lot more than that.
He had also enquired about the forward's availability in January in efforts to land him in exchange for Alexis Sanchez but saw his attempts rebuffed. The problem is on his foot.
"Unfortunately in my job, you remember much better the defeats than the victories", Wenger said, "and I have some painful memories here".
"When a player is injured I'm not immediately going for good or bad news". The match victor now revealed what Jose Mourinho told him before his substitution. Sunday's game was by far his biggest test as a central midfielder - which Arsene Wenger has said is his best position - and Henry was among those impressed with his performance.
"I want to see the white paper with the United crest and (executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward's signature and Marouane's signature".
Mourinho was understandably frustrated on the touchline and made changes - just as Wenger did, with another former United man proving a threat as Danny Welbeck took aim from distance after coming off the bench.