Zlatan & Mkhitaryan On Target As Man Utd Maintain Top Four Hopes

Paul Merson says Man United and Liverpool will miss out on the top four

Zlatan Ibrahimovic took his goal tally to 28 for the season in the first half before Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled their lead shortly after the interval, but Seb Larsson's controversial red card was the talking point.

Mourinho felt it was important for United to collect all three points after the Premier League's top four all won on Saturday, admitting that a first-half goal was vital in giving them control against their "sad" opposition.

But the Frenchman failed to make much of an impact at Old Trafford before being allowed to join Everton in January.

Sergio Romero is starting in goal in De Gea's stead, with Joel Pereira making the bench as the backup goalkeeper. The opposition was not causing us big problems but he was solid, confident with the ball and was going forward with adventure. "The players care and want to do well and we're not doing as well as we should be".

Anichebe and Defoe had been feeding off scraps all game, but the pair almost conjured up a goal for David Moyes' team with Anichebe teeing up his team-mate, but Defoe couldn't react quick enough to divert the effort home.

If Mourinho was to write down the qualities required of his ideal left-back, he would have pace, confidence to go forward, be good in attacking areas, strong in the tackle and defensively astute: basically, a modern-day version of Ashley Cole. Sergio Romero came into the side in his place and Mourinho confirmed the Argentinian will play in their upcoming Europa League quarter-final first leg tie with Anderlecht.


The Manchester United top scorer reckons he has become more intelligent as a football as he's got older.

"The game was good and we get 1-0 (up) and they get the red card".

They have equalled the second-worst run of Premier League games without a goal having not scored for seven games and are 10 points adrift of 17th-placed Hull City.

Demarai Gray released Islam Slimani to level in the fourth minute and six minutes later, Marc Albrighton's free-kick from wide on the left embarrassed Joel Robles to put Leicester ahead.

Sunderland face West Ham United at the Stadium of Light on Saturday and Moyes insisted he can not ask for more from his players despite the team having won only one match since December. "He played a really good hour for us".

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