Bruce annoyed by Hull mistakes

Hull City manager Steve Bruce was angered with the mistakes his side made as they were comprehensively beaten 3-0 away to Manchester United, Sky Sports has reported.

The first goal arrived on 16 minutes as the Tigers failed to deal with a corner, which was kept alive by Chris Smalling before an ensuing scramble resulted in the England defender’s shot being carried just over the line by goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

Captain Wayne Rooney was then given plenty of room to make it 2-0 with a low shot from outside the penalty area, before the result was sealed just before the midway point of the second half as Robin van Persie answered his recent critics with a blistering strike into the top corner.

His side ended the day comfortably beaten and with only goal difference keeping them out of the bottom three, and Bruce was disappointed after his 700th game as a manager. He said: “It’s always difficult when you come (to Old Trafford), but the one thing you’ve got to do is play well.

“We can say Manchester United played really well on the day because they did, but we certainly contributed to that fact. We made awful mistakes all over the pitch, and in the first half in particular we found it very difficult. When you come here you’ve got to perform at a maximum to get something, and today we found ourselves up against a very good Manchester United team.”

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