EPL: Fellaini spoils Wenger's Old Trafford bow

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Wenger was greeted by former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and current manager Jose Mourinho before kickoff and even presented with a glass memento. If not in the Premier League, who knows?

"Manchester United, as a club, should always play in the Champions League, so we are very happy for that and, right now, we are focusing on keeping second place and that's what we work for every week now".

Arsene Wenger oversaw 825 Premier League matches as the manager of the Gunners before his Manchester United fixture - winning 474 and losing 155 in the process.

The Frenchman is hoping to add one final trophy to his honours list at Arsenal and his first in European competition with the Gunners playing the second leg of their Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid in Spain on Friday morning (Singapore time).

Wenger was applauded to the dugout by United fans - "Once you are not a danger any more, people love you", he said - and received a vase from Ferguson before kick-off. I am disappointed. I am thankful to Man United because they had a nice gesture.

"I've really enjoyed it, there are still a few games left and we're going to just keep focusing on that".

EPL: Fellaini spoils Wenger's Old Trafford bow
EPL: Fellaini spoils Wenger's Old Trafford bow

"It would mean more for Sir Alex to do it".

"It was a positive performance and overall reflects our season, we had chances and especially on counter-attacks", Wenger said.

In fact, it looked as if the game would end in a draw after Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a fine goal against his former side six minutes after half-time. And Wenger was full of praise for both youngsters. From a lovely set-up by Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mkhitaryan had the goal to aim for but dragged his shot wide of the post with David de Gea seemingly beaten if anything was on target.

United suffered a blow at the start of the second period when Lukaku limped off to be replaced by Marcus Rashford.

Congratulating Fellaini for "mathematically" qualifying United for next year's Champions League, it would appear now that Belgian may be extending his stay at Old Trafford.

Fellaini just failed to get his head to a risky cross from the right, appealing in vain that he had been impeded, and Rashford touched home in the 90th minute only to be ruled offside.

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