After today’s match, the Swedish striker receives accolades from his manager as he scored the first goal today and also sets up the third goal for Marcos Rashford.
In the stadium of light, the Manchester United side thrashed the Sunderland side by 3-0 goals.
According to the Manchester United manager, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the inspiration for the Red Devils side.
Today the Veteran striker scored the first goal for the away side (Manchester United) side and after that, he assists for the young attacker Marcos Rashford.
The former Dortmund attacker Mkhitaryan scored a wonderful goal for the Manchester United side early at the start of the second half.
The Red Devils extend their 21 league games unbeaten run.
Ibrahimovic scored nine goals for them in their last eight away premier league games.
Mourinho 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."
The Manchester United coach also felt that it was important for them to collect all the three points from that match as the league top four toppers collect all the points from their matches,
Mourinho also believes the first half goal give them control over the match.
He added: "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."