Anthony Martial releases statement about Arsene Wenger

He said: "I'm happy the class my club showed towards him and I am happy I told the club that I would like that Sir Alex should present the award not me because Sir Alex was his real rival".

However, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hinted at the possibility of the former Everton man following their 2-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday, when Fellaini scored a late victor to seal three points for his team.

Manchester United are closing in on agreeing on a new deal with midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who will be out of contract at the end of the season.

Anthony Martial has paid tribute to Arsene Wenger after Manchester United's victory over Arsenal on Sunday.

Speaking after the match, which United won 2-1, Mourinho said it was his idea for Ferguson and Wenger to share a moment at pitchside.

United boss Jose Mourinho said he was unable to say whether Lukaku would be fit for the Wembley showpiece with the Blues on May 19, although early indications are that the frontman should be available. United moved five points clear in second place, but is 16 points adrift of champion Manchester City. But now it is for me to play and have a good performance as well.

Paris Saint-Germain is said to have been in contact with the Frenchman to take over as the general manager of the club, a position which Wenger is likely to turn down as he wants a first-team coaching role. OK, progress, progress at many levels, but not enough to be first instead of second, and not enough to win the Champions League instead of the Europa League.

"The players are destroyed because they gave everything and were caught in the final minute". But there are three more weeks until the final.

"The position is that we are nearly there".

Mourinho and Fellaini want to continue their association and the ball is now in Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward's court.

  • Steve Townsend