Comfortable enough win for the home side - Mata and Fellaini with the honours - gave them a win that they never really had to slip out of second gear for. Hull City showed plenty of spunk, but they really need to get some rub of the green when it comes to injuries.
88' Aiy Aiy Aiy Martiaaaaaaaal! Pogba, Lingard and Rashford combine to release Valencia into the box. He sticks one that ends up at the feet of Martial - who scuffs an effort that draws a decent save from Jakupovic. A better connection and that was three
It all started with Herrera swinging it to the left, Martial and Darmian combined to allow the latter to curl in a lovely little ball into the far post, where there was only man who has getting his noggin' to it. Huddlestone tried gamely to kick it away, but Fellaini's header was just too powerful
83' Another superb Snodgrass free-kick causes all sorts of confusion in the penalty box, but United scramble it away for a corner. Form that particular set piece the process is repeated, but this time the home side scrambles it clear and up the field.
79' Again nothing comes off the corner proper, but Pohba sends it back in and it's headed away - but only to Valencia. The Ecuadorian lifts it deep to the bushy headed Belgian that's gamboled on, but Jukopovic reads it well.
75' Sean Maloney has a pop from twenty-five yards. It ends up nearer the corner flag than De Gea's goal. Have to applaud Hull's showing here though - they have shown plenty of fight, and have played some decent football.
70' Mata tries to play it square to Herrera but Meyler reads it perfectly and thumps it clear. It's back in the Hull third soon enough, and Tony 'the Beast' Valencia - as my colleague, magical wordsmith and good friend Aditya Rangarajan calls him
68' Pogba with a singularly brilliant outside-of-the-bloody-boot crossfield ball to Valencia - Paul Scholes is the one doing the smiling now - and United have a corner. They do nothing with it, but Valencia wins a corner after he powers down the edge of the box.
60' Martial tries to do it all his own, but he tries to take on one Hull player too many and Meyler walks away with the ball. Hull are still retaining their shape and are actually playing some decent football
Juan Mata is the man is he not. The ball is pumped in and it pinballs around till that sneaky little Spanish elf runs in behind and taps it in from three yards. For an attacking midfielder, the man is quite the poacher
50' United win a corner but nothing comes off it. Hull try to break but Pogba finds Rooney with a peach of ball that Rooney runs onto with ferocious intent. The great man smacks it just wide of the far post. *whistle* that was CLOSE!
46' Phil Jones does superbly to stop Abel Hernandez in full flow before launching a counter. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford run onto a hopeful long punt, but a loose touch from the Armenian allows Jakupovic to gather. Great chance!
Manchester United are a frustrated lot as Hull City have put up a superb fight that would make their new gaffer mighty proud. There's still 45 minutes left though and everyone in red will dread facing their manager if the score remains the same at Full time.
48' Mkhitaryan goes on another rampage that takes him from one end of the penalty box to the other (horizontally) before laying it off to Valencia. The full backs cross is deep into the box, but nothing comes offf it
45' Hull are holding their own and much more, but Mkhitaryan is an altogether different level. The Armenian gets the ball and hops on his scooter as he rips into Hull's midfield - instead of shooting, though, he passes it to Rashford but the young man can't control it. He wasn't expecting it. and why should he - they don't teach passing like this in any football academy... what a learning experience it is for Marcus