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Watch Mourinho's reaction to Sunderland win

EPL By: Olakunle Brown | 09/04/2017

Happy Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has given his side thumbs up after the 3-0 win against Sunderland.

The Red Devils had drawn their last two matches heading into that fixture and the victory ensured a 21-match unbeaten run for the 20-time premier league champions.

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Mourinho told Sky Sports:  "The result was good. We resisted the results of yesterday when Manchester City and Liverpool won, they left us in a position of 'yes' or 'no'. It was 'yes'.

"We got three points and it was a solid display. It was against a team that is sad, it's normal. Against a team that is sad, if you score before then it's difficult for them to react.

"You could feel the negative feeling around the team. That is felt with a team close to relegation."

On the impact of Ibrahimovic on his team, he said: "It was open at 0-0. We were in control without danger. We were playing quite compact and solid. You need these players to break it.

"Every team has a couple of them. Zlatan did that. We felt the game was in our pocket. In this beautiful weather the game was played at a more slow intensity."

Mourinho also spoke about the absence of first choice goalkeeper, David de Gea.