And now, the end is near. And so we face the final curtain. My friends, it's been okay. We've seen some goals, though not that many. But we have slogged our way to fourth. We've kept the ball; we're back in Europe. And more, much more than this. We did it ... Louis van Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal's way.
United's role this afternoon is very much a supporting one. To avoid relegation, Hull City need to (a) win, and (b) hope that Newcastle lose at home to a West Ham United side who couldn't be more on holiday if they were slumped, stinking and vomit-stained, in a Magaluf alleyway. A long shot, made perhaps longer by Louis van Gaal's undertaking to play his strongest side possible.
But still, there's plenty of reasons to watch. There's the possibility of a few goodbyes: depending on the vagaries of the transfer market and the plans of Van Gaal, any or all of David De Gea, Jonny Evans, Rafael, Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie and maybe even Angel Di Maria could be making their final United appearance today. There's the chance to see Steve Bruce cry, which would be kind of sad. And there's the chance to watch the carefully constructed plans of noted football vandal Assam Allam crumble into pieces, which would be kind of funny.
Not to mention that hovering out there, right on the edge of possibility, is the knowledge that if Arsenal lose to West Brom and United smash Hull to teeny tiny pieces, then third place might happen! Which would, we can all agree, be very funny.
How to watch
Match time: 3:00 pm BST, 10:00 am ET
Venue: The KC Stadium, Hull
TV: In the UK, it'll be on Sky Sports 3 and the HD equivalent, and also online via SkyGo. On the other side of the Atlantic, the game's on NBC and Telemundo, and streaming via NBC Sports Live Extra. For the rest of the world, LiveSoccerTV has the information you need.
Manchester United (4-3-3): Victor Valdés; Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo; Ander Herrera, Daley Blind, Ángel Di María; Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young.
Subs: Anders Lindegaard, Paddy McNair, Tyler Blackett, Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj, Robin van Persie, James Wilson.
Hull City (3-5-2): Steve Harper; James Chester, Michael Dawson, Paul McShane; Ahmed Elmohamady, David Meyler, Tom Huddlestone, Stephen Quinn, Robbie Brady; Dame N'Doye, Nikica Jelavić.
Subs: Allan McGregor, Liam Rosenior, Alex Bruce, Abel Hernández, Yannick Sagbo, Sone Aluko, Andy Robertson.