The timing of sending Manucho out on loan seems a little odd, given we are coming up to the most crucial part of the season and Wayne Rooney has just been ruled out for at least three weeks.

The Angolan striker was impressive at the last African Cup of Nations and after signing for United, has spent most of his time with the Reserves. As well as his two appearances in the League Cup, he came on in our 5-0 league win over Stoke but it was Danny Welbeck who stole centre stage. He scored a blinding goal in front of the Stretford End which certainly seemed to confirm his potential.

Manucho hasn’t left an impression yet, through no real fault of his own, so despite Rooney not being around, surely it is a good thing that Manucho can get Premiership experience, and if needed, we can use Welbeck.

With a big question mark still hanging over Carlos Tevez and the Glazers almost certainly wanting to cut down on their spending, having Manucho ready to play in the Premiership from the start of the 2009-2010 season is necessary.

How do you think he will get on at Hull?