Here's Everything You Need To Know About United's Trip To Hull City This Saturday

Two unbeaten sides go head to head...


Let's cut to the chase. When and where?

Someone's keen.

United travel to Hull City this weekend ahead of their third Premier League game of the season. 

The match  against Mike Phelan's men kicks off on Saturday evening at 5.30pm.

Mike Phelan? Don't I know him?

You should. 

He was first team coach at Old Trafford from 2001 to 2008 before he was promoted to the position of Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant. 

As right-hand man he was involved in four Premier League title victories before departing the club upon Fergie's retirement in 2013. 

He took the reins at Hull at the start of the season after former manager Steve Bruce left the club. 

How's he getting on?

Pretty much perfect so far. 

Much disruption behind the scenes and the fact they started the season with only 13 senior players on their books meant that The Tigers were many experts' number one tip for relegation.

However, Phelan has led them to wins over Leicester and Swansea and they now find themselves level on points with United and City at the top of the table. 

Top man, Mike. We haven't done too bad ourselves this year...

Yep, the general feeling around OT is that things are looking up. 

With the Hull game the last league match before the most highly-anticipated Manchester derby in years, Mourinho will feel it's vitally important to keep the momentum going. 

Who'll line out for United tomorrow then?

It might be a case of why fix what's not broken after two league victories. 

Expect to see the two major summer signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba causing havoc while the much-derided Marouane Fellaini should keep his place after some impressive early season form. 

Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be in line to make his first start for the club as well. 

Can we catch it on tv? 

Sure. BT1 at 5.30pm 

Nice one. Come on your Reds. Cheerio. 


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James Fenton

Resident football writer, covering City, United and the rest of what the beautiful game brings to our city. I also moonlight in news, current affairs and emmm... burger reviews.