Manchester United go into the first leg of their League Cup semi-final against Hull on Tuesday (8pm kick-off) on their best run of form in eight years.
Jose Mourinho’s men made it eight successive victories in all competitions with a 4-0 win over Reading in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday, a game which also saw Wayne Rooney equal Sir Bobby Charlton’s tally of 249 goals at the top of United’s record goal-scorer charts.
Not since 2009 under Sir Alex Ferguson have United won eight straight matches, and they’ll be hot favourites to make it nine at Old Trafford on Tuesday night against a Hull side currently bottom of the Premier League.
The Tigers, under the stewardship of new boss Marco Silva following the departure of Mike Phelan last week, have beaten Exeter, Stoke, Bradford, and Newcastle en route to the last four, which means that they have actually won more League Cup games this season than they have Premier League games.
Hull sit bottom of the top-flight having won just three of their 20 league matches, yet go into Tuesday’s game having beaten Swansea 2-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday.
Nonetheless, United will be expected to take a lead into the second leg at the KCOM Stadium in two weeks’ time, although Mourinho may make a few changes given that they play Liverpool in the league on Sunday.
Thus, here are THREE Man United players who deserve a chance against Hull tomorrow night…