MANCHESTER (AFP) – Manchester United dropped two more points in the English Premier League (EPL) as they failed to score and drew 0-0 with Hull City at home.
Hull s draw at Old Trafford gave them a small measure of revenge for last week s League Cup semi-final defeat at Manchester United s hands
Mourinho made nine changes to the United team that had crushed Wigan Athletic 4-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday, but Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic repelled everything the hosts threw his way.
He saved spectacularly from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba in the first half and produced a stunning goal-line to block to deny substitute Juan Mata what seemed a certain goal in the second half.
United continue to press, but Hull new boy Lazar Markovic almost completed a smash-and-grab win in the 86th minute, the on-loan Liverpool winger seeing his shot come back off the post.
The point took Hull off the foot of the table, but Marco Silva s much improved side are still four points from safety.
Everton remain seventh, nine points below the Champions League places, after a 1-1 draw at Stoke City.
Peter Crouch gave Stoke an early lead with his 100th Premier League goal, but Ryan Shawcross turned Seamus Coleman s cross into his own net in the 39th minute to give the visitors a point.