Hull get Manucho green light

Published Add your comment

Football News

Hull have completed the signing of Manchester United striker Manucho on loan until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old Angola international has received the necessary work permit and will go straight into the squad for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash against Arsenal at the KC Stadium.

The Tigers are also expected to complete the signing of former Liverpool defender Steve Finnan on Friday.

The 32-year-old is thought to have discussed personal terms and taken a medical at Hull on Thursday after the club reached agreement with Spanish outfit Espanyol.

Ex-Republic of Ireland international Finnan is understood to be keen to return to the Barclays Premier League after enduring a difficult five months since leaving Anfield.

Hampered by injuries, Finnan has made only four first-team starts at Barcelona's second club and there have also been off-field problems at the Olympic Stadium with the sacking of coach Tintin Marquez before Christmas.

The Spanish press at least reported Finnan to be fit earlier this week after overcoming a leg injury.

Finnan`s arrival could negate the need for Hull to pursue a permanent deal for Sunderland defender and fellow Irishman Paul McShane. McShane has played at right-back for most of Hull`s first season in the top flight but was recalled early from his year-long loan by the Black Cats on Wednesday.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Steve Finnan
Manchester United
Paul McShane
Stephen Finnan
Hull City

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again