Premier League Preview: Manchester United vs. Hull City

  • United holds 15W-3D-4L advantage all-time in league play
  • Hull City is just one point above the drop zone
  • Red Devils winners of last nine versus Tigers
  • Hull City is looking for a historic win when they visit surging Manchester United on Saturday. (Watch live at 10amET Saturday on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).

    The Tigers haven’t won at United since meeting in the 1952 FA Cup tournament, and haven’t beaten the Red Devils at all since November 1974. And United has lost just once in its last six matches, while Hull has won just once in the same span.

    Hull has scored just one goal in its last four matches, but its defense hasn’t been a problem in a string that’s included matches against Southampton, Liverpool and Spurs.


    What they’re saying

    Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal on struggling Robin van Persie’s place in the squad “Every player in my selection has to fight for his position and I shall always take the best of the players and it must also be suitable for the mix of players. So it is also an obligation of a player that he does that.”

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce on going “home” to Old Trafford – ““Manchester United had a great result last weekend at Arsenal and they’re quietly creeping up there. They’ve had unbelievable injuries which they’ve dealt with as a big club can. Whenever you play against them you know that you’re going to have to perform yourselves. I need every one of my players to play to a level that will cause United a problem. You hope that on your day you play to your maximum and catch them on an off-day.”


    United may’ve been outplayed by Arsenal, but they won. Louis van Gaal will have a plan to outfox Steve Bruce, but it’s the horses in Manchester United’s stable that will be a bigger issue for Hull. Manchester United keeps up their winning ways against Hull, 2-0.