Jose Mourinho moved a step closer to securing his first major trophy with Manchester United after his side overcame a stubborn Hull City side in the EFL Cup semi-final first-leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Marco Silva’s side were well organised throughout the game and limited the hosts to just two shots on target in the first-half.
However, after the break, the deadlock was finally broken with Juan Mata netting on 56 minutes after a Henrikh Mkhitaryan header.
Despite having a couple of decent chances, Wayne Rooney failed to score what would have been a record 250th Manchester United goal.
For Hull, Robert Snodgrass was a threat but the Scot couldn’t get his side back into the game.
Paul Pogba impressed for United and only the frame of the goal stopped the Frenchman scoring from a superb free-kick.
The second goal did eventually come for the Red Devils, with sub Marouane Fellaini heading home from a Matteo Darmian centre.
The win sees United extend their winning streak to nine games, their best run since February 2009 when they won nine in a row.
Mourinho and co. are now well positioned for an appearance in the EFL Cup final, while Marco Silva and Hull have it all to do in the return leg.