Moyes feels Larsson´s red card cost Sunderland against Manchester United

Manchester United gained a vital three points in their fight for a top four race in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon after they defeated a struggling Sunderland side 3-0 at the Stadium of Light.

"We tried to keep it going".

"We're still fighting for the top four and we can win the Europa League - although it's as hard as finishing fourth", he added.

"We'll be playing Man United with a massive, loyal crowd behind us and we have to give it our all, play with confidence - even though we're bottom of the league - and try and express ourselves and show everyone we can play at this level".

Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe admits he played against Manchester United without being fully fit.

"We resisted the results of yesterday when Manchester City and Liverpool won".

"That is the biggest difference between his situation and that of Rafa Benitez at Newcastle after they went down a year ago".

There was a real positivity about Benitez when he was appointed in March 2016 and, at the end of the season, the fans were right behind him, saying the club had to persuade him to stay.

"We had some success in the Champions League and we weren't too far away from getting past Bayern [Munich] in the quarter-finals so it's fine margins I think".

When I listen to 606 on BBC Radio 5 live and hear Sunderland fans ringing in, there is no affection towards Moyes.

"I'm really disappointed that I am losing as many games here as I am, but I think, if you look at it and say "is this normal for me", people would see that it is not". By the time Moyes came in, around three weeks before the season started, it felt like a last-minute appointment and they have never really recovered from that.

April seems to be a particularly cruel month for Moyes who has just experienced the toughest few days of his career since his sacking by United nearly three years ago.

Saying that Rafa so impressed the Newcastle supporters he created a real mood of positivity despite the relegation, whereas the Mackems have no affection for Moyes as he takes them down. But he (Larsson) gets the ball, he touches the ball.

FOOTBALL boss David Moyes last night stood accused of verbally abusing a second female BBC reporter. "However many games we have left, we have to just keep going, keep fighting and see where that takes us".

Whatever division they are in next season, Sunderland will also need some new signings who will come in and make an instant impact.

  • Julie Sanders