With Louis van Gaal imminent is this Ryan Giggs’ final appearance at Old Trafford?

Posted on May 05, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Hull City, Legends, Man United, Managers   1 Comment »
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Will Louis van Gaal be the manager of Manchester United next season?

Ryan Giggs will walk out at Old Trafford tomorrow night in what could well be his final home appearance for Manchester United, either as one of the most decorated players to have ever graced a football pitch or even in his short managerial role. Giggs has played 962 times for United, that is 204 more appearances than Sir Bobby Charlton, who he overtook that evening in Moscow back in 2008. Looking back to that rainy night, it would be hard to imagine United in limbo less than a season without the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson.

David Moyes had a torrid time in the hot seat, a seat that will forever be reminded of the task at hand with with the name of the greatest manager of all time plastered across the stand it faces. Moyes couldn’t even start to rebuild and was sacked following the 2-0 defeat away at Everton. United now know they have to get it right as another season without Champions League football will be catastrophic for the club. The two main contenders are club legend Ryan Giggs or the disiplinarian Dutchman Louis van Gaal, who won the Champions League with a young Ajax side in 1995. Who would you pick?

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Manchester United vs. Hull City view from the oppo

Posted on May 05, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Hull City, Man United, Premier League   No Comments »
Wayne Rooney scores Manchester United's second goal against Hull City in the Premier League
Wayne Rooney scores a cracker against Hull City in December

Manchester United host Hull City in what is the final home league game of the season at Old Trafford. United go into the match off the back of another home defeat, this time to relegation threatened Sunderland who won for the first time since 1968. Interim manager Ryan Giggs spoke of United’s “flatness” following the defeat and in comparison to the 4-0 thrashing of Norwich City the week previous. In a strange season that saw David Moyes fail to meet the necessary demands of succeeding the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, most United fans are readily looking forward to the summer and to see who will take over at the helm.

Hull City are now safe in the Premier League despite a late flirtation with relegation and all eyes are firmly set on the FA Cup Final against Arsenal on the 17th May. The only time Hull City have taken a point off of United at Old Trafford was in the 1923/24 season, with a 1-1 draw – however, in a season that has been alien to many Reds – you wouldn’t put it past the visitors getting something out of the game. Wayne Rooney is expected to be fit for the game, having missed the match at the weekend.

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United come back to beat high tempo Hull City

Posted on December 27, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Hull City, Man United, Match Reports   No Comments »
Wayne Rooney scores Manchester United's second goal against Hull City
Wayne Rooney scores against Hull City in the 3-2 win for Manchester United

Some of us were a little hungover from enjoying too much of the festivities from the night before, but Boxing Day served up a right Christmas cracker with Manchester United coming from two goals down to beat Hull City 3-2. Hull will no doubt be extremely disappointed to not have come away with a point after squandering a number of late chances and of course, having had a two goal lead inside fifteen minutes.

A stunning Wayne Rooney half volley was the pick of the goals, whilst United’s number ten was also involved in setting up Chris Smalling’s towering header and putting pressure on United old boy James Chester, who headed into his own net.

Here we discuss the talking points of a thrilling game and welcome comments from both sets of fans. Apologies for the late posting of this blog, overindulging at Christmas takes its toll!

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Hull City vs. Manchester United view from oppo

Posted on December 26, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Hull City, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League   1 Comment »
Steve Bruce
Former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce will be looking to get one over his old club

Manchester United travel to Hull City this afternoon for the 25th clash between the two sides. United last played at the KC stadium the day after boxing day in 2009, winning 3-1. The last time Hull City beat United was way back in the 1974/75 season, when both clubs were in Division 2. Steve Bruce has done a great job so far, guiding his side to 12th spot.

David Moyes’ men will be looking to push on following disappointing home defeats to Everton and Newcastle at the start of the month, but have since beat Aston Villa away and West Ham at home. Michael Carrick and Robin van Persie are still out through injury, whilst Danny Welbeck is expected to travel after suffering an injury in the fixture at the weekend.

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Match Report: Manchester United 4-0 Hull City

Posted on January 24, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Hull City, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   1 Comment »

Rooney scores

Wayne Rooney scored four times to send Manchester United to the top of the Premier League and dismiss the challenge of Hull City on a day when supporters united to declare their dissatisfaction over the club owners and an on-the-pitch outcast gave a telling reminder of his frightening potential.

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Match Report: Hull City 0-1 Manchester United

Posted on May 24, 2009  by Stretford-end  in Hull City, Man United, Match Reports   No Comments »

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Darron Gibson scored a wonder goal from 30 yards to move Premier League Champions Manchester United onto 90 points and make a mockery of the belief that Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to field an admittedly under strenght side would question the integrity of the league.

United’s opponents, Hull City, started the day in fear of relegation but were saved by Newcastle’s inability to get a point at Villa Park, making for a bizarre atmosphere at the KC Stadium.

The Red Devils had the majority of the play as the youngsters Sir Alex fielded rose to the occasion, despite the pressure of the importance of the game and that placed on them by the media to perform.

The majority of the chances came for the champions aside from that stunning Gibson strike, with Welbeck coming close after a couple of mazy runs – perhaps the young forward could have been a little more unselfish at the end of his runs – Macheda having a couple of opportunities that perhaps he could have done better with, and Nani being a constant threat.

With Barcelona looming on Wednesday Ferguson was denied the opportunity to play Rio Ferdinand – the defender now appears doubtful for the Champions League final – but gave chances to Wes Brown and Gary Neville as well as match time for Rafael. All three could be in contention to start should either Ferdinand or Evans fail to recover in time, and it is this issue that will probably have dominated the manager’s thoughts despite having to complete the Premier League fixtures today.

Source: (Yolkie)

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Match Report: Manchester United 4-3 Hull City

Posted on November 01, 2008  by Stretford-end  in Hull City, Man United, Match Reports   1 Comment »

Manchester United 4-3 Hull City

Nemanja Vidic’s first goal of the season, at 4-1, turned out to be the winner in a captivating match where surprise package Hull City threatened to provide a massive upset.

Premiership Champions United were rocked by Hull’s never say die attitude but managed to hold on for all three points. It was a contest of the home side flexing their exquisite skill, and the away side proving themselves to be every bit the Bolton 2003 re-incarnation. Individual performances from the likes of Anderson and Carrick were totally pleasing on the eye, though the sheer industry of the visitors meant they were always in with a shout.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring after just 3 minutes when his shot went in off the left hand post – and was greeted with a rapturous refrain of “Viva Ronaldo”. Daniel Cousin equalised for Hull with a goal almost identical to his winner at the Emirates – but just a couple of minutes later, Carrick had restored Uniteds lead.

Wayne Rooney was by and large wasteful in possession as his endeavour to score his 100th career goal weighed heavily, but he did superbly create an opening for Berbatov, who fed Carrick, who slotted in via the post. And with a minute to go until half time, Ronaldo made it three goals via the woodwork, as he was helped by the underside of the crossbar when heading a corner.

Rooney assisted Vidic’s half volley around the hour that seemed to settle the occasion – but Hull were totally game and pulled back. It was unlikely figure and ex-Wanderer Bernard Mendy who was the key man in the last half hour, first lobbing van der Sar to score – JUST – then being, arguably, brought down in the area by Rio Ferdinand. Geovanni scored with just 8 minutes to go, ensuring a tight finish.

The Red Devils were totally profligate in front of goal and it made for an entertaining fixture which could just as easily have ended up as 10-4. Fortunately for Sir Alex, the defensive frailties were not exposed to a costly extent, though with Celtic and Arsenal in back to back colossal away games next up, he will be hopeful they were all shook out against the Terriers.

Ratings : van der Sar 6, Neville 6, Ferdinand 7, Vidic 7, Evra 6, Ronaldo 8, Carrick 8 (Giggs 6), *Anderson 8 (O’Shea), Nani 8 (Tevez 6), Rooney 7, Berbatov 6.

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View all of the goals from today’s game in the forum and also the Manchester United lineup against Hull City.

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