Manchester United head to the KC Stadium to face Hull City in the final game of the Premier League season on Sunday. Though United don’t need anything from this game they will be looking to secure the win and head off into the summer break on a winning note. United have secured a return to Champions League football for next season though they will have to get through the final qualifying round to enter the group stages. That is unless Arsenal lose at home to West Brom and United beat Hull by a large margin and overturn the goal difference that is current seven in Arsenal’s favour.
Hull City head into this game knowing they need a win and hope that Newcastle fail to win at home against West Ham if they are to secure Premier League football next season. Hull are of course managed by former United captain Steve Bruce and have several players who came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford in their first team squad, including James Chester, Paul McShane and Robbie Brady. After finishing 16th in the Premier League and reaching the Fa Cup final last they would have been hoping to build on that and finish around mid-table instead of facing relegation back to the Championship.
Louis Van Gaal has promised to play his best team for this game and that his team will be doing everything to win the match despite Steve Bruce being an ex-Manchester United man. We have to uphold the honesty of the league. Van Gaal also confirmed at his press conference on Friday that captain Wayne Rooney is fit to return for this game, though there is a doubt over David De Gea after he had to leave the field with a hamstring during last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal. Therefore Victor Valdes stands by to his first start after replacing De Gea from the bench against Arsenal.
This game could be last in a Manchester United for many players. Starting with David De Gea if fit, he has been heavily linked with Real Madrid, I personally think there is a 50/50 chance of De Gea staying or going. I thought in the last few weeks that he was definitely gone but after Van Gaal came out and said he feels that De Gea will stay in his press conference. For Van Gaal to say this he must have had some indication from either De Gea or his representatives. Falcao looks to be on his way back to Monaco after a disappointing season at Old Trafford. Despite his knee injury last season and his poor performances for United I still this was a risk worth taking by the club.
Robin Van Persie has one year remaining on his contract at United and looks like he could be another who could make his final appearance in the red of United. Van Persie has been linked with several clubs in Europe and further afield. When questioned about Van Persie, Van Gaal refused to comment on his future. A lot of the United first team squad members will be wondering if they have a future at Old Trafford under Van Gaal next season with United set to splash the cash again this summer.
Thank You For Reading and Please Add Your Comments