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Match Preview : Manchester United vs Hull

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

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Manchester United have won eight games in a row in all competitions and haven’t lost in over two months. Jose Mourinho has even been able to make changes without upsetting the balance of the team and they are the overwhelming favourites to progress over two legs against Hull.

Hull’s new manager Marco Silva got off to a winning start when they beat Swansea 2-0 in the FA Cup third round at the weekend and the Tigers will need to benefit from the new manager bounce if they are to have any realistic chance of overcoming United over two legs.

Staying in the tie will surely be Hull’s objective on Tuesday but that will be easier said than done against a United side full of confidence. Hull have lost 11 of their last 12 matches against United – the task should be too great for the away side. Place your bet on Naijabet.com

Team News

Manchester United – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed he will recall Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David De Gea and Antonio Valencia to the team for the first leg of their League Cup semi final against Hull after the quartet were rested in the FA Cup third round at the weekend.

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With Liverpool on Sunday, Mourinho may be mindful with his selection here and rest Michael Carrick after he was involved against Reading.

Marcos Rojo lasted just 15 minutes against Reading before suffering a muscle injury and he will not feature in midweek. Luke Shaw was meant to start that match but missed his opportunity to impress due to illness and he may not play here either. Eric Bailly is away on Africa Cup of Nations duty.

Hull – Ahmed Elmohamady and Dieumerci Mbokani are away on Africa Cup of Nations duty for the next month and will miss both legs of their League Cup semi final against Manchester United.

Michael Dawson is a huge doubt for Tuesday’s match after coming off during their FA Cup win over Swansea with a shoulder injury. Curtis Davies is ruled out, while Harry Maguire is a massive doubts here as well. As a result, Jake Livermore may be asked to drop back into defence, as might Tom Huddlestone if neither Dawson nor Maguire recover in time.

Silva may set up his team defensively to ensure Hull are still in the tie when they take the game back to the KC Stadium later this month.

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NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Manchester United has 1.11 odd to win the match on NaijaBet  while Hull City has 21.97 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 8.53.