Van Gaal lauds Hull win: Best match of our season

The Manchester United boss was delighted with his side's performance.

Manchester United's 3-0 win over Hull has been acclaimed by several members of the club's playing and managerial staff as the club's best result of the season.

Chris Smalling got the ball rolling in the 16th minute, bundling home with the help of goal line technology confirmation.

It was the England defender's 6th goal for the Old Trafford club, opening the scoring against the Tigers before more regular goal-getters Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie added further strikes to underline the home side's dominance over a disappointing Hull outfit.

After the game Smalling emphasised that the United players and their manager were particularly happy with the performance, citing it as the club's best of the season.

"The manager has said it was our best game of the season and I think it was," said the 25-year-old. "It was a complete performance.

"We have played well for 45 or 60-minute spells but today we did it for the full 90 minutes."

It was a feeling echoed by Smalling's manager in the post match interviews.

"It was the best match of our season," declared the Dutchman. "What pleased me most was the way we dominated the game from the first minute to the last minute.

"We created many chances, we didn't give away many chances and we kept a clean sheet again."

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