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Published: Mon, April 17, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

´Benjamin Button´ Ibrahimovic vows to give everything in top-four chase

´Benjamin Button´ Ibrahimovic vows to give everything in top-four chase

Manchester United kept their hopes of a Premier League top-four finish alive with a 3-0 win over 10-man Sunderland on Sunday, Goal.com reports.

United lie fifth in the table, four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who hold the final Champions League qualification spot, but with a game in hand.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sparked United into life with a superb opener before Sebastian Larsson was sent off for a unsafe tackle, leaving space for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and substitute Marcus Rashford to seal the three points after the break. "We believe in it, and we will do everything we can to reach the top four". "It was under control but we needed the second goal to kill mentally the opponent", United chief coach Jose Mourinho told his club's website. We played with one more for a long time.

"We got three points and it was a solid display".

They then host Premier league leaders Chelsea next weekend. In fact, Defoe didn't get a touch of the ball until 20 minutes into the game.

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

United still have the added of advantage of being in the Europa League, with that giving them another chance to qualify for the Champions League next season, so there is plenty to play for between now and May for the Premier League giants.

Moyes' overall thoughts: "I'm disappointed we haven't take anything from the game and I think there was mitigating circumstances for that, but ultimately we're not here to blame referees".

Shaw's future has been cast into doubt following public criticism from the Portuguese, after he questioned the commitment of the 21-year-old, who was signed by previous boss Louis van Gaal from Southampton in 2014.

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

"You could feel the negative feeling around the team". Jose keeps rotating the team, but he never rotates Zlatan, who plays in every single minute of every single game. "He is someone important, we are very lucky to have him, so we will enjoy his experience and use it to go forward".

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