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Hull City 0-0 Manchester United - 5 Talking Points

Analysis of Manchester United draw against Hull City at the KC

25 May 2015, 05:36 IST
Hull City vs Manchester United
Hull City vs Manchester United 

Manchester United drew curtains to their season after an unconvincing draw at KC Stadium which resulted in heartbreak for Steve Bruce and Hull as they got relegated after the last minute drama. It was a game which summed up Manchester United’s season in very aptly. Injuries, sending off and failure to stamp their authority in games where the opposition have a go at them.

Here are the five talking points from this exciting draw in Yorkshire.

Angel Di Maria’s woes continue

Angel di Maria
Angel di Maria

Manchester United’s marquee signing has had a tumultuous debut season in England. He started with a flurry his impact started waning without a trace post his first injury in October. Not only he was dealing with on-field issues but also had to contend with hassles off it as well. His home got burgled in and British media’s incessant pressure made life more difficult for him.

Today, the wily Argentine was handed a rare start in 2015 but sadly he couldn’t make most of the opportunity. He spookily injured himself after a clash with Elmohamady as the former Real Madrid man was taken off in just 23 minutes.

He was coming to grips with the game but when it seemed he had got a bit of his rhythm he hobbled off with an injury. It seems 2014-15 wasn’t the year for him to really take the league by storm. Maybe we will see an improved and more confident di Maria next season, provided he stays at Old Trafford.

Heartbreak for Bruce and Hull City Tigers

David Meyler (L) consoles Stephen Quinn (R) after the final whistle of the match
David Meyler (L) consoles Stephen Quinn (R) after the final whistle of the match

Steve Bruce gets relegated for the second time in his managerial career. It was a fall from grace for Hull City this season after the highs of last season. After securing European football with an FA Cup final last season, this season was a huge downer for Steve Bruce and his boys.

The Tigers started the season very brightly and looked set to build on the success of last season. But a woeful run of form since December and everything has been a lost cause for them. The main reason for their slump is the lack of goals up front. Hull’s premier striker is Abel Hernandez hasn’t scored since October speaks volumes about their potency.

This fact was reiterated today when Hull failed to convert numerous glorious opportunities which could have set the game beyond United’s grasp. It has been a really disappointing season for Hull City, after the amount of investment they made.

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