(Sporting Alert) — Manchester United will move up to sixth in the English Premier League standings with a win at Hull City on Boxing Day on Thursday. Live stream will be on NBC Sports Network and talkSports.com.
BOXING DAY EPL GAMES
Hull v Manchester United (7:00pm)
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace (10pm)
Cardiff v Southampton (10pm)
Chelsea v Swansea (10pm)
Everton v Sunderland (10pm)
Newcastle v Stoke (10pm)
Norwich v Fulham (10pm)
Tottenham v West Brom (10pm)
West Ham v Arsenal (10pm)
Manchester City v Liverpool (12:30pm)
David Moyes’ side will be the first of the top-ten teams to kick-off on Thursday and a victory will see the Red Devils going to 31 points.
Moyes, however, will be keeping his fingers cross that striker Danny Welbeck will be available for the clash.
The England forward limped off with a knock to his knee early in the second half in Manchester United’s 3-1 win over West Ham at the weekend and his manager will be hoping he can recover for the trip to the KC Stadium.
The champions are already without striker Robin van Persie, who could be out until the New Year with a thigh problem, while midfielders Nani (hamstring), Michael Carrick (Achilles) and Marouane Fellaini (wrist) are also out.
Meanwhile, for Hull City, boss Steve Bruce is set to be without former Manchester United attacker Robbie Brady (groin), but James Chester, Corry Evans and Paul McShane could all face their former club.
Hull City (from): Harper, Jakupovic, McGregor, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Faye, Figueroa, McShane, Rosenior, Brady, Boyd, Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Koren, Livermore, Meyler, Fryatt, Gedo, Graham, McLean, Proschwitz, Sagbo.
Manchester United (from): Amos, De Gea, Lindegaard, Buttner, Evans, Evra, Fabio, Ferdinand, Jones, M Keane, Rafael, Smalling, Varela, Vidic, Anderson, Cleverley, Fletcher, Giggs, Januzaj, Kagawa, Valencia, Young, Hernandez, Rooney, Welbeck, Zaha.