Date: 23rd May 2015 at 10:42am
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This Sunday Manchester United could deliver the cruellest of blows to a former servant.

United finish the 2014 / 2015 season with a trip to take on Hull City, a side managed by the former United defender, Steve Bruce.

Hull are in the position whereby unless they can win they will almost certainly lose their Premier League status and end up in the Championship, quite possibly with the result that Bruce will be axed as their boss.

But what do the record and form books tell us?

Who is the most likely side to come out of the fixture victorious?

? Manchester United have a great record against Hull City in recent times, winning the last ten successive fixtures in all competitions. In the Premier League United have won the last seven matches between the two clubs.

? In fixtures against Hull City, United usually score goals. In six of the last seven fixtures previously mentioned, United have score three or more goals.

? The last time Hull City beat Manchester United in this fixture was way back in November 1974, when the Tigers won the home fixture 2-0, in what was then the old Division Two.

? In twenty-one matches against Manchester United, as the manager of various clubs, Steve Bruce has never tasted the sweet scent of victory, losing seventeen of those twenty-one and drawing the other four.

? The closest Steve Bruce probably came to inflicting a defeat on Manchester United came at the KC Stadium on Boxing Day 2013 when Hull led 2-0 but ended up losing 3-2.

? Hull`s scoring record is poor. Despite investing £27 million on strikers they`ve scored the fewest goals by a Premier league team since New Years` Day 2014, a mere forty-nine in fifty six games.

? Fixtures in May have, surprisingly, never seen Hull City earn a victory in the Premier League. Twelve attempts have seen them lose nine and draw three.

? Recent form shows Hull City have lost six of their last eight games and have only two victories from the last eleven played.

? Strangely, Hull`s last match of the previous three seasons have all been at home and they have failed to hit the net in all three.

? United`s form entering this fixture isn`t much to write home about, in five games they`ve won just one, drawn one and lost the other three.

? United have conceded goals in their last eight games, the first time this has occurred since 2001. If they concede at Hull it will be the first time United have conceded in nine games in a row since 1999.

? A defeat at the KC Stadium, for United, will see Louis van Gaal enter the record books, equalling the most away losses in a Premier League season, six, something achieved in 1995/1996 and 2003.2004.

? United enter the fixture not having lost, away from home, on the last day of the season, since losing to Tottenham in 2001.