Man U vs Hull City
VALENCIA, McNAIR, SMALLING, SHAW,
VAN PERSIE, ROONEY, DI MARIA
BRADY, HUDDLESTONE, MEYLER, LIVERMORE, BEN ARFA,
ROBERTSON, DAVIES, DAWSON, ELMOHAMADY,
Manchester United’s 2-1 win at Arsenal last Saturday was their first away victory of the season, and they return to Old Trafford where their other four wins have come. Indeed, United have won 13 of their 19 points at home.
The win at the Emirates was United’s second in a row; a third straight victory would represent their best run under Louis van Gaal and their best sequence of victories for almost a year, when they won four on the spin under former boss David Moyes.
Hull, managed by former United legend Steve Bruce, have gone five Barclays Premier League games without a win, while losing their last three and failing to score in three of the last four. Hull’s goal in the 2-1 defeat by Spurs at the KC Stadium was their first in four games.
Bruce’s team have slumped to 16th place, with just 11 points from 12 games, just one point clear of the relegation zone with almost a third of the season complete.
Hull have met United six times in the Premier League – and lost all six, scoring seven goals and conceding 18. And in all competitions, United have won nine in a row against Hull. The Tigers' last win over United came 40 years ago, almost to the week, in the old Second Division, at Hull.