Ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes watched his side edge closer to the Championship on Sunday, with his Sunderland side beaten 3-0 at home to Manchester United.
The Red Devils took the lead on the half-hour mark, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic (far too easily) turning his marker before arrowing the ball into the far corner from just outside the box.
Sunderland’s hopes of getting something out of the game were dealt a major blow when, just before the break, Sebastian Larsson was sent off for going in over the top on Ander Herrera. However, the decision was arguably a tad harsh on the Swedish midfielder.
The contest was well and truly ended just 45 seconds into the second-half, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan (all too easily) firing home with no Sunderland player touching the ball from the kick-off to the goal.
Jermain Defoe has been one of the few bright sparks in Sunderland’s dismal season and the England striker went close for the hosts.
However, a third goal for United, courtesy of Marcus Rashford rounded off a comfortable win for the Red Devils.
United, who were captained by Marouane Fellaini on the day, stay fifth, three points clear of Arsenal and four points off the top four.
Moyes and co, on the other hand, are now 10 points away from safety, with relegation all but certain.