A enervated Manchester United group survived a late fightback from managerless Middlesbrough to win 3-1 on Sunday and stand out of sixth place in a Premier League for a initial time in 19 weeks.
Playing their third diversion in reduction than 7 days, United looked like easing to feat after goals by Marouane Fellaini and Jesse Lingard put a visitors 2-0 adult by a 62nd minute.
Middlesbrough, that dismissed manager Aitor Karanka on Thursday, dominated a final half-hour and reduced a necessity in a 77th when Rudy Gestede took advantage of defensive errors to measure from tighten range.
United hold out notwithstanding late vigour and combined a third in a third notation of damage time when Middlesbrough goalkeeper Victor Valdes – a former United actor – slipped as he was about to make a clearance, permitting Antonio Valencia to travel a round into a net.
United changed above Arsenal into fifth place.
United manager Jose Mourinho was but dangling Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera, while Paul Pogba was harmed and Henrikh Mkhitaryan was usually on a substitutes’ bench.
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