MANCHESTER – Jose Mourinho has announced that Manchester United, with Arsenal match winner Marouane Fellaini, is "close to negotiating a new deal."
Fellaini is not in Old Trafford at the end of the season and has aroused interest from China
After Mourinho had come on in injury time against Arsenal in the second half, he suggested that the midfielder could stay.
"The position is that we are almost there but football is almost not enough," said the United manager after a 2-1 victory at a press conference. "I think we're almost there, but I can not say, because almost is not enough."
"I want to see the white paper with the United Crest and Ed Woodward's signature. "
United suffered a shocking injury to Arsenal after Romelu Lukaku, who scored the first goal for Paul Pogba, was forced away with an ankle injury.
Mourinho's team have three more Premier League games ahead of the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 1
He said: "Three more weeks to go to the final and I do not know yet. I do not know, I hope it's not something that will immediately keep him out of a game that's in three weeks, but I do not know.
"If a player is injured, I do not feel good or bad news immediately."
Three points against Arsenal guaranteed United will play Champions League football next season. Another four points from playing against Brighton, Bournemouth and Watford before the end of the season would also retire second place in the table and their highest placing since Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.
"I think when it comes second, it's the first time in five years," Mourinho said. "If we finish second, OK progress, OK progress on many levels, but not enough to be first instead of second and not enough to win the Champions League instead of the Europa League, but enough to be second to to be stable to reach some finals But we need more. "
Mourinho felt that United were fortunate enough to claim an extra victory, but believe that they deserve their victory.
"I think if it was a draw, it would not be unfair," he told Sky Sports. "We think they had a good game, we had a bit of luck in the last few minutes, but we've been stronger in the last 20.
" We were the team that tried to win, we were the team that had a few more chances in the last 20 to 25 minutes.
Arsene Wenger received a positive reception at Old Trafford after former defender Sir Alex Ferguson gave a presentation to the outgoing Gunners boss prior to the match.  "I think we did a fantastic job Club, "Mourinho added," I thought it would mean more to Sir Alex than myself, because in a couple of years, as United manager, I played three or four times against Mr. Wenger. " "The great rivalry in the history of both clubs was in between, so I thought it was for Sir Alex.
Paul Pogba, who scored United's first goal, felt that they deserved their victory, and Sky Sports said, "I think so. We had many chances, we Fuellaini arrived and we know his skills, his quality in the box. We crossed it and he was there to put it on.
"The team played well, that's the most important thing, I feel very good, the team feels very good, we play and we try to get the points we want and need and that was & # 39; ; s. "
Pogba is now looking forward to a strong end to the season and adds:" The perfect season would be [winning] the league, we We were second for a long time, want to finish second and have the [FA Cup] final. " To his winner, Fellaini said: "I know my quality, I know I can be dangerous when the ball comes in. It was a good ball, I tried to shoot it and it was a goal, it was good for me and good for the club.
"One point is not so bad, but in the end we have three points, that's the most important thing today."