Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he feels like Benjamin Button

Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and substitute Marcus Rashford scored the other goals as United boosted their Champions League prospects and nudged 10-man Sunderland closer to relegation. Rumours have recently been building that he will leave Old Trafford this summer.

By the time the final whistle sounded Ibrahimovic decided he was not really a run of the mill mortal after all, informing an interviewer that he "felt like Benjamin Button" the fictional character who, living life in reverse, became younger rather than older.

Larsson got the ball, many referees would have brandished a yellow card and most people in the stadium were outraged by the decision.

Mourinho's men struggled badly in front of goal when Ibrahimovic was suspended last month, prompting suggestions that the Red Devils could do with some new attacking players in the summer.

Manchester United stay in the race for the top four while Sunderland seem all but resigned to relegation.

Phil Neville believes that evergreen striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has carried Manchester United throughout the entire season.

Sunderland face West Ham United at the Stadium of Light on Saturday and Moyes insisted he can not ask for more from his players despite the team having won only one match since December.

The former United defender also questioned Jose Mourinho's decision to leave the 26-year-old out of the squad to face Sunderland earlier today.

Sergio Romero deputised for the Spain worldwide and is in line to keep his place for the first leg of United's Europa League quarter-final away to Anderlecht on Thursday. "He played well, played solid", Mourinho said.

If Shaw was being tested by Mourinho, he passed it - albeit against the worst team, by some distance, in the Premier League - and he only made way for Daley Blind to spare him a second yellow card from referee Craig Pawson.

After Son Heung-min had scored twice in Spurs' 4-0 thrashing of Watford at White Hart Lane to cut Chelsea's lead temporarily to four points, Antonio Conte's men responded emphatically in the late game at Dean Court to move on to 75 points. Jose Mourinho did spin things around in the starting XI as Luke Shaw and Sergio Romero made starts and Marouane Fellaini was given the captain's armband. Lee Cattermole let loose a venomous shot from distance, but luckily for United, the ball went straight to Romero who held on to it very well.

"You know when Madrid likes a player, they tend to come and get him".

  • Julie Sanders