Henrikh Mkhitaryan returned to action after being out due to injury with a wonder goal that gave Man United a 3-1 win over Sunderland as David Moyes return to Old Trafford ended in a disappointment.
Moyes returned to Man United for the first time almost three years after he was sacked following a dismal nine months spell as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor. The Scot, during the pre-match conference, had insinuated that he was betrayed by the club for not being giving enough money to sign world class players.
And his hope of revenge was quenched as goals from Daley Blind, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mkhitaryan heaped more pressure on him.
United were dominant with Paul Pogba bossing the game from the mid filed and Ibrahimovic playing a part in all the three goals scored by them.
Blind put Jose Mourinho’s side ahead six minutes before half time via a delightful pass from Ibrahimovic but they were unable to add more goals until the introduction of Armenia international Mkhitaryan.
The former Borussia Dortmund star missed United’s last two games due to an injury he picked up against Tottenham and he continued from where he left when. he came on the pitch 25 minutes from time.
Pogba set up Ibrahimovic with eight minutes remaining and Mkhitaryan scored a beautiful backheel, much to the delight of the home crowd before Fabio Borini netted a consolation later on.
The defeat leaves the Black Cats, which is their third in four games,two points adrift of relegation. United have now their last four league games on the trot their first this season.