Man United welcome former Red Devil back to Old Trafford

Probable Lineups…

United HullManchester United (3-5-2): De Gea, McNair, Smalling, Blackett, Valencia, Carrick, Fellaini, Young, Rooney, Van Persie, Di Maria

Manchester United are still suffering from their defensive crisis with seven players, five of them defenders, being unavailable for selection. Marcos Rojo, Rafael, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, and Jesse Lingard are all not able to feature against Hull City. Although Evans is back in training, he revealed that he is still not ready to step right into the action and could be rested for another week. Radamel Falcao is also fit to feature but could be introduced later on as he begins his return to full match fitness. Louis van Gaal opted to revert back to his initial 3-5-2 formation, a change which saw his side beat Arsenal 2-1. Ashley Young is likely to play at left-wing back as Angel Di Maria could be moved into a more attacking role alongside Robin Van Persie with Wayne Rooney lurking right behind.

Hull City (3-5-1-1): Harper, Chester, Dawson, Davies, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Quinn, Robertson, Ben Arfa, Jelavic

Hull City will be without Gaston Ramirez who was suspended in the 2-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur last week and will join Robert Snodgrass on the sidelines with their new signing picking up a serious knee injury on his debut match. Some good news for Steve Bruce is that Mohamed Diame has declared himself fit to face Manchester United, but it is still unknown whether his manager will risk bringing back into the fold so soon. Similar to Diame, Alex Bruce is still a doubt but may start on the bench given he has only recently returned from a hamstring injury.

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Towards the end of last season, Manchester United overcame Hull City at Old Trafford with a 3-1 scoreline thanks to James Wilson netting a brace and Robin van Persie striking the third. A win for the Red Devils this time around could see them continue their bids to secure a Champions League spot while Hull are also looking for three points so that they can avoid the drop zone.

 


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