Manchester United 0-0 Hull City: Jakupovic shines for Tigers

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Hull City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic was needed from minute one through six minutes of stoppage time, as the Tigers picked up a point at Old Trafford in a scoreless draw on Wednesday.

That makes nine draws on the season for Manchester United, which sits four points out of the Top Five. Hull inches ahead of Sunderland and into 19th place, four points back of safety.

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Andrew Robertson made a terrific intervention on Henrikh Mkhitaryan‘s second minute dash to the Hull doorstep, flicking the ball away from danger for a United throw-in.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic worked right to left to curl a shot across goal from 23 yards, but it drifted just wide of the frame.

Jakupovic made a strong save on Paul Pogba in the 42nd minute, leading to a corner that was cleared by the Tigers.

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United continued to work its chances, with Ibrahimovic having a chipped pass that was a hair too shot and Marcus Rashford collecting an over the top pass only to hit it wide.

The Red Devils continued to be just a shade off, with Ibrahimovic missing wide of the near post with a turn-and-shoot chance from 9 yards out.

Jakupovic made an incredible save on Juan Mata in the 73rd minute, sliding to knock the Spaniard’s low attempt from a Chris Smalling headed pass off the line.

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Liverpool loanee Lazar Markovic looked ready to make it 1-0 when he hit the post in the 86th minute.

Jakupovic made not one but two very good saves on Pogba during five minutes of stoppage time.