Hull v Man Utd - Saturday 17:30, BT Sport 1
Hull may still be without a permanent manager but have nonetheless made an impressive start, winning their opening fixtures against a backdrop of uncertainty and injuries. In particular, winger Robert Snodgrass has been hugely impressive, Curtis Davies inspirational, whilst Tom Huddlestone’s creativity and precise passing from the middle has been just as important.
Hull may lack squad depth and quality in comparison to their rivals, but Mike Phelan appears to have of found just as important a commodity – a team with balance whose key players know their roles and all on form.
Man Utd will seek a victory here to put pressure on their “noisy neighbours”, who face a testing match against West Ham on Sunday. Paul Pogba made an impressive, energetic debut despite a nervous first touch against Southampton and showed flashes of skill and his signature forward drive. He started the game from a holding position but frequently popped up on the left, with the disappointing Anthony Martial pushing forward into the box and Luke Shaw providing width on the touchline.
The real concern for Hull will be the irresistible Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has really hit the ground running in Manchester. Despite scoring four goals in his first three competitive matches, Zlatan can still be backed to be the first goalscorer at 4.0. With Rooney drifting around the edge of the box and Martial not showing the same form as this time last year, Ibrahimovic looks extremely good value at that price.