Manchester United failed to take full advantage of their rivals slipping up on Tuesday, as they were held to a goalless draw by Hull at Old Trafford.
Here’s how Jose Mourinho’s men fared during the game:
DAVID DE GEA – 6
Was hardly tested.
ANTONIO VALENCIA – 6
One of United’s most frequent chance creators on the night, but failed to whip in any lethal crosses.
PHIL JONES – 7
Had a great game. Made some crucial tackles and interceptions until getting subbed off due to injury.
MARCOS ROJO – 7
Did his job at the back.
DALEY BLIND – 5
Wasn’t as effective offensively as Valencia. Showed why United desperately need Luke Shaw back full time.
MICHAEL CARRICK – 6
Distributed the ball well in the first half. Did not deserve to get subbed off during the break.
ANDER HERRERA – 6
Kept the ball moving, but could have done better with creating chances.
PAUL POGBA – 6
Could’ve given United an early lead had it not been for Jakupovic. Performed better in the second half, created chances.
HENRIKH MKHITARYAN – 5
Failed to carry his good form into this game. Got less and less effective as time went on, before eventually getting substituted on the hour mark.
MARCUS RASHFORD – 6
Tormented Hull defenders with his pace. Should’ve scored after brilliantly controlling Pogba’s long pass, but scuffed the ball instead.
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC – 4
Didn’t do much since flicking the ball onto Pogba early in the game.
WAYNE ROONEY – 5
His mistake in midfield almost led to Hull taking the lead via Markovic, who ended up hitting the post.
CHRIS SMALLING – 5
Failed to block Markovic’s shot.
JUAN MATA – 5
Another crucial miss by the Spaniard.
Here’s how the visitors fared in the 0-0 draw at the Theatre of Dreams:
JAKUPOVIC – 9
Played one of the best games of his career. His crucial and fantastic saves earned his team a crucial point.
MEYLER – 5
Found it difficult to deal with Rashford and his pace.
DAWSON – 7
Remained solid on the ground as well as in the air.
MAGUIRE – 7
Did his defensive job, and built up play from the back.
ROBERTSON – 6
His crucial last-ditch tackle kept Mkhitaryan from giving United the lead.
HUDDLESTONE – 6
Played with intent, and created a crucial chance in the latter stages of the game.
CLUCAS – 6
Did the job in the middle of the park.
MARKOVIC – 6
Had the chance to pull off an enormous upset by scoring a late goal, but ended up hitting the post instead.
GOEBEL – 5
Hardly made any impact.
TYMON – 6
Was a threat with his impressive runs.
NIASSE – 5
Fought for the ball. Picked up a yellow early in the game for a late tackle on Marcos Rojo.