What happened in Manchester United vs Hull behind-closed-doors friendly

Manchester United were held to a stalemate when they faced Hull City in a behind-closed-doors fixture this week. A makeshift United side, including senior players not involved in international duty, faced Championship opposition at the club’s Carrington training ground on Tuesday.

Antony, Donny van de Beek and Hannibal Mejbri were among the more notable players to feature in the game, with a host of academy talents also taking part.

Willy Kambwala, Toby Collyer and Joe Hugill were among the youngsters involved in the friendly fixture, which was being watched by a number of former academy players who had been invited to watch by the club.

The Manchester Evening News understands the match finished in a 1-1 draw between the two sides as Erik ten Hag looked to build match sharpness in those who have been on the periphery in recent weeks.

Antony was an unused substitute in United’s 4-3 defeat to Copenhagen last week and only featured from the bench in the final 20 minutes of the weekend win over Luton.

Van de Beek has played just 21 minutes of senior football in all competitions so far this season, with his only two appearances coming in the same week in two matches against Crystal Palace.

The Dutchman has two years remaining on his United contract, with an option for a further year. He has made just six Premier League starts in his three years with the Reds and could leave in January if an appropriate offer comes in for him.

Hannibal is out of contract in June but United are expected to trigger their one-year option to tie him to the club until 2025, while they also plan to hold discussions with about a new long-term contract.

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