In final home match for Manchester United, Red Devils interim manager Ryan Giggs could take off the bench against the visiting team, Hull City.
After Louis van Gaal’s agreed to take over as manager, Ryan Giggs knows that his place on the bench will end after this season, and probably as the player, so the last game at the Old Trafford could be the best place for him to enter his last professional minutes as the player of Manchester United.
United sit currently on the 7th place having 60th points, meaning the Red Devils after a dissapointing season, will be without any Europe competitions in the next season. David Moyes paid for his “crime” and the new interim boss, Giggs, against Steve Bruce’s men will look for a goodby home win . Man United under Giggs’ have enrolled a 4-0 win against Norwich City and 0-1 defeat to Sunderland, both at home.
On the other side, the FA Cup finalists, Hull City after securing their place in the Premier league for the next season will come something more relaxed to Old Trafford , and with both teams having nothing to lose, no pressure of result, we think it could go up over 2,5 .
United currently have 5 straight wins over Hull City and the last game in Autumn ended with a 3-2 win for Manchester. Red fans are expecting to prolong this series, for the last home game, especially after a 1-0 defeat to Sunderland. While Wayne Rooney remains a doubt , Evans and Rafael remain sidelined for this game, it’s expected a return of Robin van Persie, while Valencia and Fellaini will be ready too.
Manchester United should be in Europe – Giggs
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United have endured a dismal season, which continued at the weekend with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Sunderland.
Giggs’ men are next in action against Hull City on Tuesday night.
As for the visiting team, they won only one point and conceded eight goals in the last three rounds , which in any case is not a good introduction to game with Manchester United.
However, Hull City form drop is probably connected with booking their place in the final of the FA Cup, which they sealed with a 5-3 win in the semi-finals at Wembley against Sheffield United, after which their focus having secure the Premier league status and for the next season is on the upcoming FA Cup against Arsenal.
That is why now at Old Trafford we expect a lot of changes in their first lineup, as coach Bruce certainly wants to rest his key players for the FA Cup final, while from before out of action are injured goalkeeper McGregor, defender McShane and midfielder Brady.
It’s been hard keeping them focused – Bruce
Steve Bruce reflects on Hull City’s achievements this season as their Premier League safety is secured ahead of their trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Tuesday. The former United player admits it’s been hard preventing his players from thinking about their impressive FA Cup run, which has seen them book a final date against Arsenal.
Hull were ‘awful’, says Bruce
Hull City manager Steve Bruce said the Tigers were ‘awful in every department’ after their 3-1 loss to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday. Hull are five points above the relegation zone with two Premier League matches left this season and are still to win a game since reaching the FA Cup final.
Team probable lineups :
Manchester United : de Gea – Jones, Vidić, Ferdinand, Evra – Carrick, Fellaini – Valencia, Mata, Welbeck – van Persie
Hull City : Harper – Rosenior, Bruce, Davies, Figueroa – Quinn, Huddlestone, Koren, Boyd – Sagbo, Aluko