Man Utd look set to close the gap on rivals Liverpool and Manchester City after Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled their lead at Sunderland.
In a game that they couldn’t afford to drop points in, Jose Mourinho’s side are cruising as aside from having a two-goal cushion, they are now facing 10 men after Sebastian Larsson was sent off.
If Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s opening goal was classy, then this one from Mkhitaryan is arguably even better as the Armenian international did well to control the ball and gain his composure before sending a well-placed effort past Jordan Pickford.
— Mkhitaryan's account (@mickiaccount) April 9, 2017
It’s the 28-year-old’s eighth goal of the season, and it couldn’t have come at a better time with Mourinho bemoaning the lack of clinical edge in his side earlier this week.
The likes of Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford were unable to offer the prolific presence in the final third in the last two games, but two of United’s summer arrivals have ensured that history isn’t about to repeat itself at the Stadium of Light as David Moyes sees his troubles continue to pile up.