Date: 11th January 2017 at 9:46am
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Manchester United made it nine wins in a row in all competitions courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Hull City in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho’s men struggled to find a way past a stubborn Hull defence in the first half, but Juan Mata gave the hosts the lead 11 minutes into the second when he finished from Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s header.

The Tigers, in Marco Silva’s second game in charge, defended valiantly with a depleted team, but conceded a second three minutes from time when substitute Marouane Fellaini headed home from an excellent Matteo Darmian cross.

It sealed a comfortable evening for United, and they’ll be confident of getting the job done at the KCOM Stadium in two weeks’ time in a bid to reach a ninth League Cup final.

For Hull, it was a resilient display from Silva’s men, and there are certainly causes to be optimistic ahead of both the second leg and indeed their fight against relegation from the Premier League.

Unsurprisingly, many supporters took to Twitter to express their views on the game, with many United fans more satisfied with the win than their side’s display last night…

While some were marvelling at the influence £89 million man Paul Pogba had on proceedings…

And many are already turning their attentions to the huge clash against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday…

Many Hull fans were extremely proud of their side’s efforts last night…

And some are feeling optimistic for the rest of the season under new man Silva…

 
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