Ryan Giggs enjoyed a bitter sweet sendoff at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. Manchester United collected all 3 points and defeated Hull City 3-1 behind a brace from debutant James Wilson and a put back late on to seal the win from Robin Van Persie.
Giggs, who became interim manager late in the season after David Moyes had been sacked, talked about “the future of the club” and that the “good times would return” in his post-game speech. His farewell from Old Trafford included the player/manager substituting himself onto the pitch to the delight of the home faithful to ensure all 3 points as United try to grab one of the remaining Europa League spots.
James Wilson was the star of the show putting United on the score board at the 31st minute mark from a blocked shot from Hull City keeper Eldin Jakupovic. He later found the net again as Januzaj broke free onto the Hull City box and slotted it to Marouane Fellaini. Jakupovic blocked his shot but Wilson’s put back was too much for the keeper.
Giggs almost found a dream farewell on his 963rd appearance when he put a free kick late in the 2nd half all but into the net if it wasn’t for Hull City keeper heroics. Hull City did find the scoreboard behind a wonderful striker from sub Matty Fryatt.
United travel to St. Mary’s stadium to take on Southampton on the final day of the season.