Man United set 22-year low with Hull stalemate

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The Red Devils once again paid dearly for their inability to create in front of goal as they surpassed an unenvied landmark set over two decades ago

It has been a mixed first season so far for Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, with some excellent results overshadowed by a few disappointments. 

Another such let-down arrived on Wednesday with a tepid 0-0 draw at home to Hull City, a result that left the Old Trafford faithful decidedly restless at the final whistle. 

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A win would have taken Mourinho's men within touching distance of the Champions League places; as it is, they remain in sixth place, four points shy of Liverpool in the final qualifying spot. 

And part of the reason the club lie stagnant can be explained by an undesirable low coming with Wednesday's goalless stalemate. 

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Failure to beat Hull means that United have fallen short against two newly promoted opponents at Old Trafford for the first time in 22 years. 

An issue for the Red Devils has been their inability to create and put away scoring chances, despite enjoying control of the ball. 

In 85 shots fired at home against Premier League new boys, a measly two have hit the net.