Manchester United missed out on the chance to close the gap on the top four after being held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Hull City at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils’ unbeaten league run stretches to a 14th game, but a failure to break down their stubborn opponents – inspired by goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic – leaves them four points outside the Champions League spots.
United were allowed to boss possession at times in the first half, but they could only create a few shooting opportunities across the opening 45 minutes.
Hull’s game plan was nothing other than predictable- but the organisation, determination and doggedness kept the Tigers in the game.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Pogba, two of nine players to return to the side from the win over Wigan Athletic, could not get the better of Man of the Match Jakupovic down the middle –who pulled off Hull’s save of the season from close range on 72 minutes to preserve their clean sheet
Hull came closest to winning it in the final stages, as Lazar Markovic and Abel Hernandez failed to capitalise when breaking forward on the counter.