thumbnail Hello,
Live

Premier League

  • 6 May 2014
  • • 19:45
  • • Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Referee: C. Pawson
  • • Attendance: 75341
3
FT
1

Ladbrokes PaddyPower WilliamHill Tipico
Manchester United 1.40 1.44 1.40 1.37
Draw 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.80
Hull 7.50 7.50 7.50 8.00
Manchester United - Hull City Preview: Giggs could make last Old Trafford outing

Manchester United - Hull City Preview: Giggs could make last Old Trafford outing

Getty Images

The interim head coach has revealed he could give himself an appearance off the bench, with his future at the club in doubt after Louis van Gaal's agreed to take over as manager

Manchester United interim boss Ryan Giggs could make his last Old Trafford outing as a player when his side take on Hull City on Tuesday.

The legendary Welshman has been in temporary charge of the club since former boss David Moyes was relieved of his duties last month and has so far led his side to a 4-0 win over Norwich City and 1-0 defeat to Sunderland - both on home soil.

MAN UNITED LATEST
5/1 Ryan Giggs is 5/1 with William Hill to score v Hull on Tuesday
Tuesday's visit of FA Cup finalists Hull represents United's final home match of a disappointing 2013-14 season, which has seen them lose seven Premier League fixtures in their own back yard.

But while the match offers United the chance to bring the curtain down on a sorry home campaign, it could well be the end of the line for the club's longest servant on the pitch.

"It might dawn on me on Monday or Tuesday," he is quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "Then I might have to put myself on the bench."

Last season's final match at Old Trafford saw Sir Alex Ferguson depart having lifted the Premier League trophy, and Giggs - a man of similar standing with United fans having made 962 appearances for the club - is hoping for his own fairytale ending.

"The perfect scenario would be me coming on and scoring but football doesn't work like that," he added.

Giggs admits his playing future will be decided when the new manager - Louis van Gaal reported to be in pole position - arrives, but one man who is definitely making his final Old Trafford appearance is Inter-bound defender Nemanja Vidic.

"Vidic has been a brilliant player over the years, probably the greatest defender I've played with and I've played with some good ones," said Giggs.

"But he's right up there. He's a brilliant player and he'll be sorely missed."

Vidic's long-time colleagues at the back Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra could also be bidding an emotional farewell, with their contracts set to expire at the end of the season.

Opponents Hull are already assured of safety and a place in next season's Europa League, so are likely have more than one eye on their Wembley date with Arsenal on May 17.

However, the KC Stadium outfit made United work for their win in the reverse fixture, squandering a 2-0 lead in a 3-2 defeat.

Wayne Rooney remains a doubt for Tuesday after missing United's defeat to Sunderland with a bug and a minor groin complaint.

For the visitors, James Chester will miss out after injuring his hamstring in Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa, the issue is expected to also keep him out of the Cup final, while Sone Aluko, Paul McShane (both ankle) and Allan McGregor join the defender on the sidelines.

Related

Field Report
Reader's Predictions
Top 3 Predictions
Head to Head
Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 6 May 2014 Manchester United 3 - Hull City 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 26 Dec 2013 Hull City 2 - Manchester United 3
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 23 Jan 2010 Manchester United 4 - Hull City 0
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 27 Dec 2009 Hull City 1 - Manchester United 3
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 24 May 2009 Hull City 0 - Manchester United 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Last Five Matches
Odds
Returns: Manchester United £14.40 PaddyPower Sign up to Paddy Power for £250 in free bets
Returns: Draw £45.00 PaddyPower Sign up to Paddy Power for £250 in free bets
Returns: Hull £75.00 PaddyPower Sign up to Paddy Power for £250 in free bets
Team News
Available Squads
1David de GeaGoalkeeper
4Phil JonesDefender
12Chris SmallingDefender
28Alexander BüttnerDefender
16Michael CarrickMidfielder
25Antonio ValenciaMidfielder
25Marouane FellainiMidfielder
44Adnan JanuzajMidfielder
-Thomas LawrenceMidfielder
26Shinji KagawaMidfielder
47James Anthony WilsonStriker
40Ben AmosGoalkeeper
15Nemanja VidicDefender
38Michael KeaneDefender
18Ashley YoungMidfielder
8Juan MataStriker
20Robin van PersieStriker
-Eldin JakupovicGoalkeeper
2Liam RoseniorDefender
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
4Alex BruceDefender
6Curtis DaviesDefender
7David MeylerMidfielder
7Robert KorenMidfielder
27Ahmed El MohamadyMidfielder
29Stephen QuinnMidfielder
17George BoydStriker
24Shane LongStriker
22Stephen HarperGoalkeeper
-Abdoulaye Diagne FayeDefender
8Tom HuddlestoneMidfielder
14Jake LivermoreMidfielder
12Matt FryattStriker
18Nikica JelavicStriker
20Y. SagboStriker

From the web