Frazier Campbell is on loan at Tottenham Hotspur, Manucho is on loan at Hull, whilst Federico Macheda and Danny Welbeck are being given opportunities with the first team.

Manucho scored Hull’s winning goal away to Fulham and last weekend he scored their equalising goal against Middlesbrough, before going on to lose 3-1.

Hull boss, Phil Brown, has today denied that a permanent deal has been put in place although is pleased with the progress he is making.

“There is nothing in that from our point of view,” Brown said. “He is on loan and we will see how it goes at the end of the season. There are a plethora of great strikers playing in Manchester United’s reserves at the moment and Manucho was struggling to get in there.”

Brown reckons Manucho is starting to show he is Premiership quality.

“As far as we are concerned he is just starting to show signs he can play at this level and, more importantly, score goals,” he added. “The more games he plays, hopefully the more goals he will score. He has got a big part to play in the game on Saturday, that is for sure.”