Ibra sparks Man United, Lukaku ends Leicester run

Ibrahimovic broke the deadlock on the half-hour at the Stadium of Light, fending off Billy Jones and whipping a low shot past Jordan Pickford from 20 yards for his 18th goal of the league campaign.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has likened himself to Benjamin Button, saying he "was born old and will die young", after scoring in Manchester United's 3-0 win over Sunderland.

With two minutes left to play Seb Larsson was sent off for a challenge on Ander Herrera.

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.

"We keep going. We have another home game next Saturday and we have to try and win it", Moyes said. "Not one single player stayed at Manchester because we were thinking about resting or we were thinking about rotation or about Anderlecht". Because of course I can't move the same as five or 10 years ago, but the older, the more experienced, the more intelligent [you get], you don't waste so much energy on things you don't really need.

Manchester United sit four points back of fourth place Manchester City with a match in hand.

The contest was well and truly ended just 45 seconds into the second-half, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan (all too easily) firing home with no Sunderland player touching the ball from the kick-off to the goal.

Victor Anichebe went close to an equaliser but his close-range effort was blocked by United keeper Sergio Romero who was starting in place of the injured David de Gea.

Luke Shaw made a surprise return just days after Mourinho had questioned the full-back's commitment and delivered a polished performance as the Red Devils stretched their unbeaten Premier League run to 21 games.

"I train hard and I keep focussing".

In the 89th minute Ibrahimovic combined with substitute Rashford who beat Pickford with a cross-shot for his first league goal since September.

"I think next week [there will be] no problem for David [and he will be] fit to play".

The Uruguayan arrived in Manchester from Independiente amid much hype and expectation, but ultimately failed to deliver during his time at Old Trafford, scoring just 17 goals in almost 100 games before leaving for Villarreal. "Zlatan did that and after that the team could play better".

And, after his striker collected the man-of-the-match prize, the United boss said: 'He was very good and physically he showed incredible conditions.

  • Julie Sanders