- Manchester United on Sunday, April 9 defeated Sunderland 3-0 in a Premier League tie
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the first goal for the Red Devils
- United are now fifth on the Premier League standings
Manchester United on Sunday, April 9, 2017 continued their quest to finish among the top four teams at the end of the season after beating Sunderland 3-0 at the Stadium of Light.
Going into the encounter, Jose Mourinho and his wards knew that a win will send them above bitter rivals Arsenal on the table and the Red Devils did themselves a lot of good by winning the Premier League match.
Impressive striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic opened scoring for United in the 30th minute, and Nigerian striker Victor Anichebe would have restored parity five minutes later but his effort was blocked by Manchester United goalie Sergio Romero.
NAIJ.com can report that Sebastian Larsson was the major culprit for the hosts after picking up an embarrassing red card for a bad tackle on Frenchman Paul Pogba.
Henrik Mkhitaryan netted the second goal in the 46th minute before Marcus Rashford fired the winning goal for Manchester United at the death for them to go to fifth position on the Premier League standings with 57 points after 30 games.