Published: Mon, April 17, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

José Mourinho says Manchester United will keep fighting for top-four finish

José Mourinho says Manchester United will keep fighting for top-four finish

A 3-0 win for Manchester United at the Stadium of Light has left Sunderland 10 points off safety at the bottom of the English Premier League.

The Red Devils moved within four points of fourth-placed Manchester City after Sunday's 3-0 victory at Sunderland.

After Ibrahimovic's moment of inspiration, the result was never in doubt and a red card for Sebastian Larsson left space for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and substitute Marcus Rashford to seal the points for United.

"We have to keep focused, keep working, keep believing that we can reach the top four".

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly believes "every player should receive criticism" and has called on his teammates to heed the words of manager Jose Mourinho if they want to improve.

"I'm not anxious, I just play my game, enjoy it, and it seems like the older I get the more intelligent I get".

"There's not much damage after the loss", Shakespeare told Sky Sports.

"He is playing amazingly well but even in the period he was not scoring goals he was important for us".

The club return to action with a home match against league leaders Chelsea next weekend.

However, United's immediate attention will be on the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final against Belgian side Anderlecht on Thursday.

"We're still there, trying to put some pressure on to go into the last month still fighting".

"After we got to 4-2 we really controlled the game and it's one of the most complete performances of the season", said Everton manager Ronald Koeman.

The 21-year-old has endured a hard campaign under the Portuguese tactician, as he has been limited to just 17 appearances in all competitions, while his coach has publicly criticised him on more than one occasion.

The Jose Mourinho and Manchester United are looking for their win to Sunderland.

Sunderland spurned its best chance of the game ten minutes later when Victor Anichebe did his best Ibrahimovic impression, holding off Eric Bailly before forcing a fine save from stand-in United goalkeeper Sergio Romero. "You could feel that negative feeling that is around a team that is close to relegation". "We have to fix our own faults but I certainly didn't think the decision helped us today".

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