Cape Town - Jose Mourinho praised veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic after Manchester United eased to comfortable 3-0 victory over Sunderland on Sunday.
Ibrahimovic opened the scoring with a sublime turn and finish midway through the first-half and set up Marcus Rashford to put the final nail in coffin close to the end.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan was on target early in the second-half to make the score 2-0.
After the game, Mourinho told Sky Sports: "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."