Man Utd need to keep believing we can make top four - Ibrahimovic

After 30 minutes, Manchester United appeared in danger of meandering its way to another disappointing result.

London [U.K], April 10 (ANI): Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that his side are still fighting for a top-four finish in the Premier League following their recent 3-0 win against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. It resumes its campaign with a quarterfinal first leg in Belgium against Anderlecht on Thursday.

Leicester struck back three minutes later though with a trademark counter-attack, Demarai Gray bursting deep into home territory before he slipped the ball to Islam Slimani and the Algerian coolly side-footed past Joel Robles.

Lukaku now has 23 goals for the season.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho finally issued some unqualified praise for Luke Shaw, as the England defender contributed substantially to a win which heaps pressure on Arsenal ahead of the North London club's match at Crystal Palace on Monday night. We will do everything to get to the top four.

Ibrahimovic, 35, has 28 goals in all competitions and Bailly said: "He has a great value amongst the team".

"The result was good".

In midweek, we were reliably informed by some bloke on Twitter that a discussion between Antonio Conte and some of his staff during the dying minutes of Chelsea's win over Manchester City was all about Tottenham. "We're still fighting for the top four and we can win the Europa League - although it's as hard as finishing fourth".

Mourinho did not stop there and further hailed the team's overall efforts, saying that United displayed a solid performance against a "sad" team. It was against a team that is sad, it's normal.

"You don't waste as much energy on stuff you don't really need, so my game is getting better and better".

Sunderland remains bottom, 10 points adrift of safety.

Sunderland manager David Moyes insists the controversial decision to send off Sebastian Larsson was a decisive factor in his side slipping closer to relegation from the Premier League after a 3-0 home loss to Manchester United on Sunday.

Mourinho told BBC: "We want to fight in the Premier League until it is mathematically impossible".

"Before the match against Rostov we played with 10 men for about an hour". We went a goal down - it was a poor goal to concede - and because of that we were chasing it.

The visitors put the game to bed less than a minute into the second half as Henrikh Mkhitaryan squeezed one past Jordan Pickford.

  • Julie Sanders