Steve Bruce's Hull were relegated from the Premier League as they found themselves unable to overcome Louis van Gaal's Manchester United, who played the last part of the match after substitute Marouane Fellaini was sent off.
Apart that incident and two disallowed goals for Hull, this was a match that will not linger much in the memory and both teams enter the summer break with a great deal of recruitment to do if success is to lie ahead.
HULL, England -- Three quick thoughts from Hull's 0-0 draw with Manchester United at the KC Stadium on Sunday, a result that ensures the Tigers' relegation.
1. Toothless Hull go down fighting
Transistor radios and smartphones were tuned in, fans hopeful of positive tidings from Newcastle. Perhaps a Hull goal could provoke panic on Tyneside, but such a moment never came. Without it went any chance of survival.
Each Hull attack was roared on, right from the first-minute header that Nikica...
Manchester United go to Hull City for the final game of the season on Sunday, just as they did in 2009. Then, as now, Hull faced relegation. A United side who had already been crowned champions won 1-0 thanks to a Darron Gibson goal but results elsewhere went in the hosts' favour and they stayed up.
United beat Hull 3-0 in November, a game which Louis van Gaal maintained was the first time his philosophy had kicked in, but it must be said that Steve Bruce's side were the worst to visit Old Trafford...
Manchester United travel to face Hull City for the final game of the Premier League season in a match which sees sizeable prizes just out of the hands of both teams.
United and Hull need results elsewhere to go their way, and in United's case at least it is highly unlikely that they will. Their 1-1 draw against Arsenal at Old Trafford means they must win by a huge margin, and Arsenal must lose for them to qualify automatically for the group stages of the Champions League.
Sunday proved humbling for Manchester City's most expensive new player. At Swansea, Eliaquim Mangala put in a defensive display to suggest why City have not been too keen to publicly reveal how much the Frenchman actually cost.
Meanwhile, Angel Di Maria, a confirmed £59.7 million signing, could only watch from the Old Trafford bench as Manchester United drew 1-1 with Arsenal.
David De Gea's 73rd-minute injury and the need to bring on Victor Valdes as a goalkeeping replacement left United...
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