Hull City came within minutes of emerging through August unbeaten, but a gallant defensive effort proved cruelly insufficient at the KCOM Stadium. Mike Phelan's unlikely lads again found character and organisation in abundance, shutting down Manchester United and limiting star-studded opponents to minimal chances. It was almost enough to record a seventh point of the season but Marcus Rashford's stoppage-time goal snatched a 1-0 victory for an opponent with eyes on the Premier League title.
KINGSTON UPON HULL, England -- Three quick thoughts from Manchester United's 1-0 Premier League win over Hull City on Saturday at the KCOM Stadium.
1. Rashford's late heroics keep Man United perfect
Jose Mourinho stood with the rain pouring on him and wondering how he could break a deadlock against a dogged, newly promoted Hull City side. It looked as though the answer would not come as the game entered its closing minutes.
Mourinho had made a crucial change with 20 minutes to go, though,...
Hull City's caretaker manager Mike Phelan spent 19 years at Manchester United, the team he'll face on Saturday. Both sides have won their two Premier League matches so far, with those of Hull far more surprising than United's victories.
Phelan, 53, was a United first-team player between 1989-94 and, having returned after a five-year absence, a coach for 14 years until 2013; when Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down, his successor David Moyes decided against retaining Phelan.
Liverpool's trip to Tottenham is the headline match from the final round of Premier League fixtures before the international break. Jurgen Klopp's men will be looking to bounce back following their shock 2-0 defeat at Burnley last time out.
Elsewhere, Manchester United travel to Hull City, who are surprisingly defending a 100 percent record in the Premier League so far. That's not the case for Leicester, though, with the defending champions hosting Swansea still searching for their first win of...
When Mike Phelan was given the chance to lead Hull City back into the Premier League, he will have hoped a caretaker reign would extend to two attractive fixtures at the front end of his diary.
After the looming international break there is a trip to Phelan's boyhood team Burnley, where he spent his formative years as a professional footballer, but first, on Saturday evening, comes a date with the club that went on to define him.
Manchester United was where Phelan spent 19 years as a player and...
Iain Macintosh casts his eye over the best and worst of the action from the Premier League this weekend.
Behold the 100 percent club. The greatest managers in Europe, perched at the top of the Premier League, bound together by their own perfection. Their names will echo throughout history. Pep Guardiola. Jose Mourinho. Antonio Conte and ... Mike Phelan. The Hull City caretaker manager -- and surely he'll be given the job for real soon -- has won more games in the first seven days of the season...