Preview: Man United v Hull City

2017-01-10 10:40
Marcos Rojo (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Jose Mourinho's Manchester United will be looking to avoid a potential upset when they welcome Hull City to Old Trafford on Tuesday in their EFL Cup semi-final, first-leg tie.

The Red Devils will be high on confidence heading into the midweek clash, having extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 14 games with the 4-0 triumph over Reading in the FA Cup third round at the weekend.

The Tigers, meanwhile, will be looking to build some momentum in the cup after their 1-0 FA Cup victory over Swansea - which marked the first game in charge for new manager Marco Silva.

Silva ended a seven match winless streak with the result over the Swans on Saturday but it came at an expense as he may be without a recognised senior centre-back.

Michael Dawson, Harry McGuire, Curtis Davies and Alex Bruce are all out with injuries, while goalkeeper Alan McGregor is nursing a back injury and right-back Moses Odubajo is still out with a long-term patella fracture.

Marcos Rojo is the only injury concern for Mourinho after he limped out of the game against the Royals in the opening half with a suspected muscle injury in his leg.

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