Man United v Hull: EFL Cup preview
Hull travel to Old Trafford on Tuesday night for the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final tie.
New Tigers boss Marco Silva got off to the best possible start on Saturday, winning his first game in charge.
Hull beat fellow Premier League strugglers Swansea City 2-0 in the FA Cup 3rd round onSaturday, to record their first victory in seven matches.
Substitutes Abel Hernandez and Josh Tymon both got on the score sheet.
Man United manager Jose Mourinho has backed his compatriot Silva ahead of the clash.
“In spite of being a young guy, he is very experienced and very mature and I look forward to having another Portuguese guy here,” Mourinho said.
The Red Devils also won in their 3rd round tie on Saturday, easing past Championship side Reading 4-0 at Old Trafford.
Wayne Rooney opened the scoring to equal Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record with his 249th goal for the club.
A goal from Anthony Martial and a second half brace from Marcus Rashford completed the rout.
The win was Man United’s eighth consecutive win in all competitions and extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches.
Mourinho’s side required a 92nd minute winner from Rashford when the two teams last met in August.
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Having rotated heavily on the weekend, Mourinho confirmed that Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will all start on Tuesday night.
The club are confident that defender Marcos Rojo did not suffer a muscle tear on Saturday, although Tuesday night is likely to come too soon for him.
Eric Bailly is unavailable as he competes for Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Craig Dawson is out for Hull with a shoulder injury, while Silva will make a late decision on the fitness of Abel Hernandez.
Harry Maguire is likely to be available for the trip to Old Trafford, but Curtis Davies is one of nine absentees.