Hull boss hopes Man United draw will spark survival

Hull boss Marco Silva hopes a draw against Manchester United will be the springboard for the Premier League strugglers to beat the drop.

The Tigers ended a run of nine successive away defeats to move off the bottom of the table after a stalemate at Old Trafford.

Hull were indebted to several superb saves from goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, yet Silva’s men could even have won it in the dying stages after on-loan Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic hit the post.

There is still a four-point gap from safety which Hull have to bridge, but there has been a definite improvement since Silva took charge and the Portugese hopes his players are beginning to rebuild their confidence.

Silva said: "It's an important result for us. It gives confidence for our team and our players.

“But it is only one point and we need more to achieve our goal. Of course it is important. We played against a big team and it's important when you come here and take one point.

"I am very happy. It was a very good performance. We had good organisation and we played as a team.

“When we needed to suffer, we were ready to suffer, but our team showed great character."