Date: 2nd February 2017 at 12:57pm
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Another draw sees two more points slip from United`s grasp thanks to a superb rear-guard action by troubled Hull City.

With the necessity to grab a top-four place of paramount importance, Manchester United are left floundering in sixth place in the Premier League table after the 0-0 draw last night.

Having sacked Louis van Gaal for his failure to achieve a top-four finish, Jose Mourinho, having spent a fortune in the summer, knows that victories must be forthcoming in the next few weeks, or else the pressure could increase substantially.

Last night Manchester United dominated the match but were thwarted by the brilliance of the Hull City keeper Eldin Jakupovic.

Jakupovic made save after save to ensure his side left Old Trafford with a point that took Hull off the bottom of the Premier League table.

In the first half, Jakupovic pulled off fine saves to deny Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, with the Old Trafford faithful believing it would only be a matter of time before the net bulged.

But, despite Manchester United`s dominance, Hull City did have chances of their own. Harry Maguire, marauding forward, could have scored with a header but saw his effort drift wide of the post.

The action continued at a pace in the second half, but Jakupovic had a relieved look on his face when Ibrahimovic hooked an effort wide and then a smile on his face a she pulled off the save of the night to deny Juan Mata. Such was his confidence the Hull keeper even managed to keep out a curling effort from Paul Pogba.

But, with five minutes to go, Manchester United could have lost the game when a shot from Lazar Markovic hit the post and with the goal at his mercy Abel Hernandez hit a lame shot straight at David de Gea.