Jose Mourinho reveals names of Manchester United FC’s team against Hull City A.F.C. tomorrow Jan 10, 2017 at OT
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Tuesday Jan 10, 2017 EFL Cup semi-final first leg between Manchester United and Hull City (the Tigers) will kick off at Old Trafford by approximately 20:00 GMT. United is expected to imitate the Reading mauling of 4-0 or thereabouts. I hope so!
The boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he will bring back some of his big guns for the visit of Hull City in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, according to MANUTD.
Photos, Managers L-R: Jose Mourinho of Manchester United & Marco Silva of Hull City | Mourinho called Silva an intelligent guy.
The manager is expected to freshen things up again on Tuesday Jan 10, 2017 following the 4-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup. It is now confirmed that Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are all set to start against the Tigers, with Liverpool or Southampton awaiting the victors in next month’s EFL final.
“I play with the players that didn’t play today,” said Mourinho after Saturday’s cup win. “I played with fresh players and I don’t want to say anything about first choice or second choice but we played with fresh players, the players who didn’t play against West Ham.
Photos L-R: Players likely to start against Hull City tomorrow – Ibra, Pogba, Mata, Herrera & Valencia?
“In the next match against Hull City we are going to play again with fresh players. So it’s easy to know our team – Zlatan, Pogba, Herrera, Valencia. The guys that didn’t play today.” Argentina international, Marcos Rojo, could be a doubt for Tuesday’s tie after being withdrawn due to an injury in the first half of the 4-0 mauling of Reading.
It appears that Mourinho wants to win every piece of silverware available because the Portuguese is approaching every single United competition with zeal and equanimity, and that pleases me to no end – we need to win every silverware on our path to returning Manchester United to the glory of the Sir Alex Ferguson glorious years – or bust!
What is the word from the United camp? According to MANUTD, ”I know Hull City’s new manager,” said Mourinho. “He’s an intelligent guy and will organise his team well, for sure. But we want to be there [in the final].”
CONCISE BIO: EFL Cup
The EFL Cup, or simply the League Cup, is an annual knockout association football competition in men’s domestic English football. Organised by the English Football League (EFL), it is open to any club within the top four levels of the English football league system – 92 clubs in total – comprising the top level Premier League, and the three divisions of the English Football League’s own league competition (Championship, League One and League Two).
First held in 1960–61 as the Football League Cup, it is one of the three top domestic football competitions in England, alongside the Premier League and FA Cup. It concludes in February, long before the other two, which end in May. It was introduced by the league as a response to the growing popularity of European football, and to also exert power over the FA.
Of course, we want to be there in the EFL final, like the boss said, and from a sneak peek (preview) at Mourinho’s preferred and chosen lineup, Manchester United is already on the road to the EFL Cup final to confront either Liverpool or Southampton, whoever the victor will be, awaiting Manchester United in next month’s EFL final. Whoever the victor turns out to be, I couldn’t careless. We need that EFL silverware . . .
Up Man U!