Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has praised the Hull City fans for the way they stood by their team till the very end. The Tigers were relegated back into the Championship after their 0-0 draw against the Red Devils, with their nearest competitors Newcastle United ensuring survival for themselves with a 2-0 win over West Ham United.
LvG was quoted telling reporters after the match: “I think you have seen that very well. It was a special atmosphere - I have never seen fans of a team who are going to be relegated be so supportive until the end. Their fans and the players were very positive, which made it difficult for us to equal their aggression and their motivation. They were fighting for a rescue, but we were fighting for a dream, to finish the season the proper way. That proved to be difficult, as you have seen.”