Hull City vs Manchester United EPL Match Preview: 27/08/2016


It’s Hull City vs. Manchester United this Saturday in the third week of the English Premier League. Both the teams have won their first two games and now look forward to keep the going. With Jose’s honeymoon period still on and the care-taker manager Mike Phelan to make his tenure permanent; we look forward to a competitive encounter. Let us have a quick Hull City vs Manchester United EPL match preview with expected starting line-up and injury updates.

Hull City vs Manchester United EPL match preview, team news and injury updates

Hull City form, team news, injury updates:

No one had expected such early upraise run of the tigers. The team is suffering a lot. At one point the team had only eleven fit outfield players and thirteen senior players. Despite the managerial and ownership issues Phelan has somehow managed the squad to stay focused and on the track. The team has now won three matches in a row and that includes the current league champion Leicester City and the tricky Swansea City. Tigers have destroyed Exeter City in the League Cup with a 3-1 victory.

If the current form brings out the adrenaline rush for the tigers, then the injury stat may defuse the excitement. The team is very much depended on a bunch of youngsters who may lack experience on field at some point.

Manchester United form, team news, injury updates:

A fully loaded Manchester United is slowly gaining its velocity as they run into the tigers on their third EPL encounter. United has experienced a very relaxed and controlled win in their last two matches. Encountering a confident and on rolling tigers side may prove to be the hardest till Jose’s journey took off but with the look of the devils it must not worry much. In one hand the inclusion of Paul Pogba has enriched the central midfield diversity on the other hand there are a bunch of talents waiting in benches for their turn.

Smalling joining back to the squad has given Jose a full house on KCOM stadium this Saturday. No injury or no suspension in the team list may allure United boss to play some new talents from bench.

Hull City vs. Manchester United EPL match preview: Formation, playing style and players to watch out for

Hull City will be playing a classic 4-2-3-1, same as Manchester United. Double pivots are going to control the central midfield and counter attacking football will be the finest treat. Now, United will launch Fellaini as a defending pivot while Pogba on a box to box mode but Hull city wont drive more than the attacking four to build up the counter attacks in final third. With a poacher like Ibrahimovic in the side not to mention Martial and Rooney backing him up United will have variations. Mkhitaryan is yet to start a match and it’s well expected that he also may prove to be dangerous for Hull Citys defence. Hull City will be looking forward to Robert Snodgrass to take the charge in their attacking third while Adama Diomande will be busy breaking United’s defence from left-wing. Upfront they have Abel Hernandez, the Uruguayan international in the role of no.9

Hull City vs Manchester United EPL Match preview:217/08/2016


“We’re getting ourselves ready for Manchester United. We were straight back into training on Wednesday morning after the cup game and we know it is going to be a tough match, but it is at our home. It’s live on the television and we have to enjoy occasions like this. We have to show everybody how good we are as a team again and we can’t wait for the game. The spirit in our group is very high and that is a big thing. We’re all very close and we’ve shown everybody what our character is like in the first two league games. We want to continue that against Manchester United. It’s a different game now against a very good team, and we need to show that we can do the same as we did against Leicester and Swansea. We’re confident and why can’t we go and get the three points again? We want to go out and show everybody how good we are.”

And todays Quotes and Counters trophy goes to Ahmed Elmohamady.

Hull City vs Manchester United EPL match 27/08/2016: expected starting eleven

Hull City expected starting eleven: (4-2-3-1)

Jakupovic; Elmohamady, Livermore, Davies, Robertson; Meyler, Clucas; Huddlestone, Snodgrass, Diomande; Hernandez

Manchester United expected starting eleven: (4-2-3-1)

De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Shaw; Pogba, Fellaini; Mkhitaryan, Rooney, Martial; Ibrahimovic

Hull city vs Manchester United head to head statistics:

Both the teams have faced each other nine times in the Premier League and the ration is 8:0 in favour of United; with one drawn game.

Hull City vs Manchester United EPL match Preview: X-Factor

Wayne Rooney has scored seven times in last five meeting against the tigers. Keeping an eye on him is going to be mandatory.

Prediction and Wrap Up:

We say it’s going to be a 1-2 in favour of United but then again, do watch out  because this Hull City vs Manchester United EPL match on 27/08/2016 os going to make one kick start fail.