Man United vs. Hull City: Everything you need to know

Today sees the return of the EFL Cup, with four Premier League sides due to do battle in the semi-finals.

Southampton play hosts to Liverpool at St. Mary’s on Wednesday but before that, there’s the small matter of Hull City making the difficult trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United this evening.

In truth, it’s difficult to tell how important this competition is in the minds of the respective managers.

Although Jose Mourinho would like to open his Old Trafford account with the first trophy available to him (barring that oversized 50 pence piece known as the Community Shield), his side are also involved in the Europa League and looking to claw their way back into the Premier League’s top four.

Likewise, whilst cup runs can provide a welcome distraction from relegation-threatened campaigns, Hull City find themselves rock bottom of the Premier League table ahead of tonight’s clash.

That certainly brings an air of unpredictability to the 8pm kickoff, with both managers likely prioritising other competitions, but we at FootballFanCast always like to be as prepared as possible.

With that in mind, here’s a rundown of everything you need to know pre-kick-off, including injury news, betting odds, likely starting XIs and much, much more!