• Chastened United seek positive home send-off

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    LONDON: After the seventh home defeat of a wretched Premier League campaign against Sunderland on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), Manchester United will be desperate to make amends when they host Hull City on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).

    United last lost seven times at home in the 1973-74 season, when they were relegated to the old Division Two, and their 1-0 loss to Sunderland also appears to have ended their chances of sneaking into the Europa League.

    Sixth-place Tottenham Hotspur currently occupy the final Europa League berth and need only a point from their final home game against Aston Villa to secure their place in next season’s competition.

    With a seventh-place finish therefore beckoning, United will be playing for pride alone when they welcome FA Cup finalists Hull to Old Trafford for their last home game of the campaign.

    “We’ve got two more games left and six points to play for,” winger Ashley Young told the club’s in-house television channel, MUTV. “We need to go out and win. That’s the Manchester United way. ”

    AFP

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