Manchester United claim late victory over Hull City: four things learned

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Manchester United secured their third-straight win in the Premier League on Saturday night thanks to Marcus Rashford's late winner.

Set up by captain Wayne Rooney in the dying moments, the 18-year-old slotted home from close range against Hull City after what had been a pretty poor performance from Jose Mourinho's men.

The Red Devils now sit atop the Premier League table, level on points with rivals Chelsea but behind on goal difference.


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Victory for United came as yet another statement of intent - but what were the main talking points from the KCOM Stadium?

Here's four things we learned.


'Fergie time' became synonymous with United during Sir Alex Ferguson's reign and it seems that hunger to win at all costs has returned.

On so many occasions last season did the Red Devils take their foot off the gas and settle for second best, but now, under Mourinho, they're willing to fight.

Claiming last-minute victories will prove vital to United's bid to win their 21st Premier League title.


Mourinho recently insisted Rashford will be given plenty of game time under his tutelage - and he must keep to his promise.

The 18-year-old clearly thrives when playing alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic so it's imperative that he isn't just used as an impact player late on in matches.

Keep playing him regularly and Mourinho might just have a title-winning strike partnership at his disposal.


Eric Bailly really has been quite fantastic since completing his £30 million move to Old Trafford earlier this summer.

Strong, fast and intelligent, the 24-year-old has the makings of an excellent centre-back and the perfect successor to Nemanja Vidic.

Two man-of-the-match awards in his first three Premier League games - one of which against Hull - says it all about the difference he has made to United's back four.


Whilst he's shown glimpses of brilliance for United, Paul Pogba still looks rusty from his Euro 2016 commitments and needs time to readjust to the Premier League's rigours.

A number of wayward shots against Hull epitomised how he isn't quite up to speed - but don't be fooled, the £89 million signing's best is yet to come.

The Frenchman's dazzling footwork and strength have already come to the fore and, as his fitness builds, everything else will undoubtedly fall into place.

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