Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club are indeed close to wrapping up a contract agreement with Belgium international Marouane Fellaini.
The 30-year-old has been in a contract standoff with the Red Devils since September 2017 and recent reports suggested that he could be leaving the club with a view to earning a significant signing-on fee elsewhere.
However, speaking after the Arsenal game, Mourinho confirmed that the club have made good progress to commit Fellaini beyond the summer and the deal is likely to be announced in the coming days.
Fellaini has enjoyed a hot-and-cold relationship with the supporters of late but the Belgian was the saviour on Sunday afternoon as United nearly made a mess of their league outing against a weakened Arsenal outfit.
A draw appeared on the horizon after the teams were level heading into injury-time but Fellaini ensured that United picked up the three points by scoring off a header in the far post.
The victory has guaranteed United a place in next season’s Champions League and they can now focus on winning the FA Cup with the second position very much assured, barring a late collapse.