Silva: Underdog Hull needs to “enjoy pressure” of Cup tie

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On paper, it’s unlikely that Hull City is going to go into Old Trafford down 2-0 and emerge with a trip to the EFL Cup Final.

That’s the task that awaits Marco Silva’s Tigers on Thursday.

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho knows a thing or three about closing out cup ties. Even if he didn’t, United doesn’t allow goals often.

So Hull needs a surprise result. Here’s Silva:

“This is a big chance for us. It is not easy because Manchester United have the first result.

“We have prepared for this game in the same way and we need to play well. It is important that we try to win the game. I want the players to enjoy the pressure of this type of game.”

Kickoff is Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. ET.