Manchester United have taken control of their League Cup semi-final with Hull after winning the first leg 2-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Jose Mourinho’s men struggled to break down a stubborn Hull backline during the first half, and had to wait until 11 minutes into the second to get the opener when Juan Mata finished at the far post after a good header from Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Marco Silva’s Tigers would likely have settled with 1-0, yet they conceded again three minutes from time when substitute Marouane Fellaini powered home Matteo Darmian’s teasing cross.

It means that United have extended their winning run to nine games, and indeed have a great chance of getting the job done at the KCOM Stadium in two weeks’ time to advance to a ninth League Cup final.

Mourinho’s men have been on an excellent run of late, and will go into their Premier League clash with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on Sunday hoping to record a tenth consecutive win, a victory that would them just two points behind the Merseyside outfit.

Despite United’s fine run of form, some still feel that they were come up short unless Mourinho adds to his squad this month, so here are TWO midfielders that would be perfect for Man United in January…

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