Hull head to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi.
Manchester United will have a full squad available after resting all of his first team players for their FA Cup victory over Reading. Wayne Rooney is unlikely to start as Jose Mourinho rotates his squad and returns Zlatan Ibrahimović to the starting 11.
The visitors will be missing two of their best defenders because Michael Dawson and Harry Maguire are out injured.
The Red Devils will come into this tie as hot favourites after winning their last eight consecutive matches. A ninth straight win is a tasty prospect but they cannot get too over confident against Hull.
The Tigers might have major injury issues but can’t be underestimated with Robert Snodgrass and Abel Hernandez amongst their ranks. Given how little they have in defence, expect Hull manager Marco Silva to opt for attacking possession football and keep things tight in the makeshift defence.
Silva used to work under Mourinho so will know how the Portuguese plays. Could this well play into the hands of his new side?
Mourinho must be aware that the last time, Man U reached the League Cup semis with David Moyes, they crashed out against fellow relegation threatened Sunderland in 2013-14. They are facing opponents who are in a similar position to what the Black Cats were in that season so could lightning strike twice?
- Manchester United haven’t lost to Hull in their last 12 meetings.
- United have not lost at home to top flight opposition in their last 21 League Cup ties at Old Trafford.
- Hull have not scored any goals in their last three meetings with the Red Devils.
Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Hull
Result: Manchester United 2-0 Hull