by Anton Johan
Defending Premier League champions, Manchester United face Hull City
this Saturday, January 23rd at Old Trafford.
Man Utd is looking to grab three points in the game to continue breathing
down Chelsea's neck as the teams battle it out to the top of the pyramid once
Sir Alex Ferguson's men have seen 1/7 home odds posted by the bookies, with
5/1 draw odds and 11/1 odds away.
In the meantime, Hull City boss, Phil Brown has confirmed Amr Zaki, who
recently joined the team, will not be playing in Saturday's match against
Zaki's addition to the team marks his return to the Premier League eight
months after a failed loan move to Wigan.
The Egyptian national was apparently embroiled in discipline problems but now
he is keen to put the controversies behind him.
"There have been many things written about me in the past," he said. "I want
to prove that I am a good player but also a good man."
Zaki joins Hull City on Friday, after they return from training camp in
Due to a hamstring injury that left him with less match fitness than desired,
Brown will not line Zaki up to play on Saturday to play against Manchester, but
he will be considered for a match against the Wigans in 10 days time.
Manchester United beat Hull City 3-1 in an entertaining game at the KC
Stadium in late December.
Wayne Rooney was the star of the match and after the game noted to the press:
"I think it's a mad league, a lot of teams are dropping points and it's really
close. Hopefully we can be more consistent in the second half of the season and
retain our title."