Mourinho’s Manchester United dominate Hull City but Poor at converting it into Goals
Manchester United won 2–0 against a depleted Hull City side which played with no proper defenders in their back four.Hull City gave a good account of themselves,their new manager Marco Silva organised their defense brilliantly to give them some hope of coming back in the return leg at KC stadium.Mourinho replaced Zlatan who missed out due to illness with Rashford upfront, and Rooney who just needs one more goal to become Manchester United‘s highest goal scorer in Histroy played at CAM. Mourinho rested Carrick with their upcoming Liverpool game at the weekend in mind.Manchester United started brightly by creating chances but their front three of Mkhitaryan,Rooney,Rashford were all culpable of missing chances that would have been buried on a another day . Mkhitaryan should have surely found the back of the net atleast once.
The second half started brightly for Manchester United with Mata finishing from just outside 2yards to make it 1–0.Replays though suggested that Mata might have been in an offside position.Paul Pogba passed the ball with high efficieny,he showed great vision with an air ball picking out Rooney in the second half that left him with only the keeper to beat but Rooney ended up shooting the ball wide of the Far post.It was a chance that a Rooney way back in his prime would have converted it into a goal with ease.Pogba was also unlucky to hit the post with his free kick with the GoalKeeper well beaten to it.Mourinho took out an Ineffective Rooney after 60mins and brought on Martial to provide support to Marcus Rasford.Martial tried to do too much on his own and ended up losing the ball a couple of times.With Just about 15mins remaining in the game Mourinho made his final substitution bringing on Marouane Fellaini for the goal scorer Mata. Fellaini was his normal self,pushing and shoving opponents and giving away needless fouls.But with just 3 mins remaining in normal time,Darmian supplied a great cross for Fellaini who scored through a header near the Far post to make it 2–0.
Hull City would have been disappointed at conceding very late ,their task at hand is lot more difficult now but they showed enough grit and determination and were unlucky not to score a goal as Diomande header hit the post in the first half. This tie is not yet over,Hull City can make a comeback in this tie as long as they don’t make any defensive errors.A early Snodgrass goal in the Second Leg would benefit them greatly.Mourinho has an Important game against Liverpool coming up this weekend if Manchester United do not convert their chances they maybe punished by a Liverpool side who have scored the most goals in the League this year.Liverpool are a dangerous side in away games and with Phil Coutinho and Henderson back on Sunday ,Liverpool can provide a stern test for Manchester United.