Manchester United flops letting Mourinho down, says Ibrahimovic

Jose Mourinho no doubt enjoyed watching his impressive Manchester United side cruise to a 3-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light - but he was left bewildered during the second-half when the travelling support began singing about cult hero Diego Forlán.

United almost went ahead after 29 minutes, but Jordan Pickford produced a fine save to keep out Jesse Lingard's effort from 20-yards out.

Victory saw United close to within four points of Manchester City, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth and have played a game more than Mourinho's side.

"No [nothing serious for De Gea], I believe he will be ready for next week". It is the way it works and I am from the old generation, which I think was more like that. You don't waste so much energy.

"I feel like Benjamin Button".

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sparked United into life with a superb opener before Sebastian Larsson was sent off for a risky tackle, leaving space for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and substitute Marcus Rashford to seal the three points after the break.

"Of course we need to score goals and hopefully we can today but we face a team in the last chance so it will be hard", Mourinho added.

"The result was good", Mourinho said. "But we've got a home game next, let's see if we can get some momentum, try to get a win in that and we'll try to do that". "Zlatan did that with the goal".

David Moyes bemoans the "poor goal" conceded by Sunderland and also questions Craig Pawson's decision to dismiss Sebastian Larsson in the 3-0 loss to Manchester United.

"I think the coach is doing the absolute maximum with the team he has".

"I don't want to blame referees for my position and us losing", he told BBC Sport.

Sunderland have gone seven league games without scoring and with seven games remaining they are 10 points adrift of safety and seemingly doomed to relegation. "We need to give the supporters and everybody that little bit of hope".

  • Julie Sanders