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  • Manchester United move back into fifth place after comfortable victory on Wearside.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford on the score sheet as Sunderland sink closer to relegation.
  • Black Cats saw midfielder Seb Larsson shown a straight red card at the end of the first-half after a challenge on Ander Herrera.
  • David Moyes' side remain rock bottom of the Premier League - 10 points adrift of safety with just seven games left.
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15:23

Full-time: Sunderland 0-3 Manchester United

15:21

Marcus Rashford has his goal! On the counter, Pogba frees Ibrahimovic with a brilliant through ball. The Swede has been trying to set up the youngster ever since he came on the pitch and this time he gets it ride, sliding a reverse pass into his path. Denayer is straining to get across to make the block but Rashford gets there first, pinging a precise effort across goal into the far corner.

15:19

Goal! Sunderland 0-3 Manchester United (Marcus Rashford, 89)

15:15

Martial is punished for his overeagerness after catching Pickford with a late challenge after the Sunderland goalkeeper had swept away a hopeful long ball.

15:09

Anthony Martial has now been brought on for Mkhitaryan and is almost on the score sheet straight away, latching onto a through ball and trying to lift it over Pickford. The Sunderland goalkeeper judges its trajectory well however and makes the catch.

15:07

Rashford beats Kone in a race to a loose ball but the United youngster gets a nasty stamp after a lazy challenge from the Sunderland defender. The resulting free-kick comes to nothing.

15:02

United have so much space on the counter but they are still looking incredibly toothless in front of goal. Another chance goes begging as Ibrahimovic fails to take the ball down at the first time of asking, inviting the Sunderland defender to hack clear.

15:00

United pass up another chance to kill this one off completely. On the break, Ibrahimovic generously plays the ball across goal for Rashford, but his pass is overcooked. Rashford retrieves, sliding it back inside to Mkhitaryan who gives it to Ibrahimovic, but his efforts to burst through two Sunderland defenders get him nowhere.

14:56

Change for Sunderland, Fabio Borini replaces Cattermole.

14:56

Unlucky from Defoe. Sunderland advance on the counter through N;Dong who looks inside to the Sunderland striker, who gets the ball on the edge of the box. He gains a yard on Bailly before lashing his effort on goal but it's just over the bar.

14:55

Here's another change for United. Jesse Lingard, who accidentally got studs to the head a moment ago following a challenge with Manqillo, is replaced by Marcus Rashford.

14:54

Aside from that silly yellow card, that was another encouraging performance from Shaw.

14:52

First change for United; Daley Blind comes on for Shaw. Whether that's a) a precaution after hurting his ankle a few moments ago, b) an effort to rest him for Thursday or c) Jose being Jose, we don't know.

14:51

Oh Pogba. Ibrahimovic brilliantly heads into space behind him, inviting Pogba to lash a volley on goal. Except he doesn't get it on goal. Or even close to being on goal. It's miles over.

14:50

N'Dong neatly nutmegs Shaw in the final third with the full-back stepping across to block his run. It's a Sunderland free-kick, but there is a moment of concern for Shaw who is down clutching his ankle.

Replays show N'Dong appeared to accidentally catch him, but Shaw is soon back on his feet.

Anyway, back to the free-kick. Defoe whips it over the wall; Romero saves. As you were.

14:47

I tell you what, despite United's comfortable lead, Pogba has endured another pretty woeful afternoon so far. His passing has been awfully loose and he is losing physical duels you;d usually expect him to dominate.

14:41

OOOF. The Stadium of Light shakes as Ibrahimovic and Pickford collide on the edge of the box. The Swede had earnestly chased a through ball from Herrera but the Black Cats goalkeeper is out bravely to batter it away. The two smash into each other with Zlatan looking the slightly worse for wear, but after a quick handshake between the two, play continues.

14:39

Oh my. The first time Sunderland touch the ball in the second half is Pickford picking the ball out of the back of his own net. Mkhitaryan advances towards the box, with Kone standing off him, not looking the slightest bit interested in defending.

Invited to take the shot on, the Armenian drills a low effort into the far corner. No chance again for the Sunderland goalkeeper who was let down by his teammates.

14:36

Goal! Sunderland 0-2 Manchester United (Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 46)

14:35

And United get us back underway for the second half.

14:19

Half-time: Sunderland 0-1 Manchester United

14:19

Herrera is being booed by the home fans every time he touches the ball for the crime of being involved in that red card incident. He blazes a wild shot over the bar in the last action of the half.

14:16

Three minutes of injury time added on.

14:15

This is a huge ask for Sunderland now; they need half-time to regroup here.