But how did United's players fare? Our man Danny Hall offers his player ratings.
Dealt comfortably with what little he had thrown at him by Hull, and was a relative spectator for so much of the game Heavily involved down that right-hand side and a peach of a cross set up Stevens' third. Seems to have worked hard on his offensive output of late Another no-nonsense display from one of United's unsung heroes at times. When it needed heading he headed it; when it needed clearing, he cleared it. And he did his fair share offensively, too A brilliant defender but also a superb technical footballer, too, as shown by one great piece of play on the flank in the first half Came into the side in place of Stearman and looked like he'd never been away, with Campbell not having a kick for most of the game. Put a first-half header wide of the target Superb. Capped his display with a header he almost nonchalantly put into the top corner and dealt well with the lively Hull dangerman Jarrod Bowen Alongside Norwood, helped boss the midfield battle and covered every inch of the field to keep United's shape when Hull broke forward. Denied a deserved goal by a good Long save Replaced Duffy on the hour mark as he looked like he was beginning to tire and helped shore things up in midfield for the Blades A steady rather than spectacular display from one of United's most creative players, who helped United run amok here in the first half Two very different goals but two vital ones, too, with the second one a strike to remember. Dropped deep to link the play and was a nightmare for the home defence all day. Some player. The on-loan Villa man chased and harried the home defence all afternoon, until he was replaced by Madine, but it didn't quite happen for him today Just seemed to have that moment more time on the ball than his opponents. Used the ball intelligently and put his foot in when needed, too Almost released McGoldrick with an audacious backheeled flick soon after coming on, which summed up United's confidence this afternoon Replaced McGoldrick who received a deserved standing ovation with a minute left