Manchester United are set to host Hull City in the premier league game on Wednesday night, 01 February 2017 at Old Trafford. This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides where United has won twice and Hull City registered 1 win. Most recent meeting between the two was last week when Hull City won the second leg of EFL Cup semifinal 2-1 but was not enough to see them through to the final. United vs Hull will be played at around 19:45 uk time.
Match Highlights (English)
Mourinho post match interview:
Manchester United 0-0 Hull City Highlights
[ English Premier League 2017 Match ]
90′ [0 – 0] Manchester United held at home yet again after a superb Hull City performance which saw their keeper make number of world class saves. United however struggled to penetrate Hull defense for most of the 90 minutes.
Jose Mourinho fielded a second string team against Hull City last week in the second leg where United produced one of their worst performances this season. All big guns are expected to be back in the starting lineup with Ibrahimovic set to play attacking role while Mikhitaryan, Martial and Pogba to play in attacking roles while Carrick and Herrera are set to anchor the midfield.
Hull City’s new manager Marco Silva has installed a resilient mentality in this otherwise fragile Hull City squad and he setup his teams with major focus on defensive mentality. Hull will try to frustrate United just like they did two weeks ago at Old Trafford in EFL Cup game. While United must start stronger than they have done in past two outings.
Manchester United 1-0 Hull City Highlights
[ EFL Cup 2017 – Semifinal 1st Leg ]
45′ [ Half-Time Report ] United dominated as expected but a very underwhelming atmosphere helped Hull City to grind out 0-0 in first 45 minutes. United had 18 shots on goal and should have taken the lead
56′ 1 – 0 Juan Mata scored a close range tap in after Mikhitaryan far post header found him unmarked. United totally deserved the lead till that point.
87′ 2 – 0 Marouane Fellaini
Team News & Lineups: Mourinho has persisted with Juan Mata in the starting lineup and the little spaniard has been superb so far alongside another United outcast Fellaini who has played a key role in United’s three wins so far. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday and we might see a few changes in United lineup.
Match Predictions: Hull City with all their problems on and off the field has won the opening three competitive games of the season which has surprised even the hardcore Hull fans. Can they continue their form they are in ? well they face their difficult test so far when United visit KC Stadium on Saturday. Hull will put up a fight but I expect United’s quality to prevail in the end. I am going with a 2-1 win for United.
Hull City 1-1 Manchester United Highlights
[ English Football League Cup Semifinal 2nd Leg ]
35′ 1 – 0 Tom Huddlestone scored from the penalty spot in 35th minute after referee harshly awarded a penalty to Hull.
66′ 1 – 1 Paul Pogba scores from close range midway through second half to put the game and tie to bed as United book their place in the final of League Cup.
Hull City 0-1 Manchester United Highlights
[ English premier League 2016-17 season ]
90′ 0 – 1 Marcus Rashford came on as second half sub to fetch three points for United. He scored a tap in deep into injury time after some briliant work by Rooney at the left flank.