Manchester United 3-0 Hull City

Robin van Persie clenched his fist in delight and no little relief after responding to doubts over his Manchester United future with a thumping strike to complete a one-sided afternoon at Old Trafford. Manager Louis van Gaal kept faith with van Persie despite considering his fellow Dutchman low on confidence after touching the ball only 13 times in United's previous game at Arsenal. It proved to be an astute decision as RVP set up United's second for strike partner Wayne Rooney and then turned Hull defender James Chester to score a great goal himself midway through the second half.