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Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney [Reuters]

Hull City face champions Manchester United at the KC Stadium in the Premier League clash on Boxing Day.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 12:45 pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:25 pm GMT.


Hull come into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw away at West Bromwich Albion and have drawn their last three matches in the Premier League. The Tigers have conceded only three goals at home this season and Steve Bruce will be hoping that his side can pull off an upset similar to their victory against Liverpool on December 1.

Hull have the third worst goal scoring record in the league having scored only 14 goals in 17 matches. They are 12th in the league table with 20 points and a win for the Tigers will leapfrog them into the top half of the table.

David Moyes will be happy that his side have responded well after suffering two consecutive home defeats in the league. United are full of confidence after embarking on a four-game winning run; scoring nine goals, maintaining three clean-sheets and conceding only one goal in all competitions.

The Red Devils have not lost an away match since their 4-1 defeat against rivals Manchester City in September. United are eighth in the league table with 28 points as they look to close the gap on league leaders Liverpool in the quest to defend their title.

Adnan Januzaj
Adnan Januzaj vies for the ball as David Moyes watches from the touchline. [Reuters]

What the Managers Say

Steve Bruce: "It's a big occasion for us to host the Champions and they're hitting a bit of form which you would expect them to do. The one thing that is for certain is that we're going to have to be at our best. We have to play well ourselves, like we did against Liverpool. We have to enjoy the challenge of welcoming Manchester United here."

David Moyes: "Away games are always much harder than the home games and you have to make sure that we go and do the job right. We've done the job quite well away from home this season so far so we'll try to keep it going, keep the away form up and hopefully pick up some points."

Form Guide

Hull City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D D D L W
  • Last Result: West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Hull City

Manchester United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W L
  • Last Result: Manchester United 3-1 West Ham United

Team News

Hull City
Hull City [Reuters]

Hull City

  • Injured: Robbie Brady (groin), Sone Aluko (Achilles), Stephen Quinn (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up:McGregor; Bruce, Chester, Davies, Figueroa; Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Elmohamady; Graham, Sagbo.

Manchester United

  • Injured: Marouane Fellaini (wrist), Nani (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: Danny Welbeck (knee), Michael Carrick (Achilles), Robin van Persie (thigh)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: De Gea; Rafael, Evans, Vidic, Evra; Jones, Cleverley; Valencia, Rooney, Januzaj; Hernandez.