Manchester United
Manchester United will be looking to record a win in their final Premier League fixture of the seasonReuters

Manchester United travel to KC stadium on Sunday to take on Hull City in their final Premier League fixture of the season.

With the Red Devils already booking their place in the next season's Champions League, the outcome of this fixture will not really matter to them.

Still they will be hoping to get a big-margin win over the Tigers so that they have some chance of finishing above Arsenal at the third place in order to avoid the Champions League playoffs next season.

However, United's chances of finishing above Arsenal in the Premier League this season are very slim as the Gunners are currently three points above them with a much superior goal difference.

The Red Devils will only finish above the Gunners if they beat Hull City. The Tigers, on the other hand, will be desperate to win this game as a defeat will result in them getting relegated from the Premier League this season.

But Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal despite admitting that it will be "very sad" to see the Tigers relegated this season, insists that his side need to be ruthless against Hull on Sunday.

"It is difficult. It is very sad that we can win and something bad happens that you don't want to happen to another manager," the Dutchman told the Telegraph. "It's also Steve Bruce and I know what that means. I have never been relegated myself but I know it's a sad thing."

"We need to be ruthless. We have to respect the other clubs of the Premier League. We took six points out of six beating Newcastle United, so they expect us to do the same against Hull."

Even if Manchester United fail to beat Hull on Sunday, the Tigers safety will still not be necessarily guaranteed as the 17th place Newcastle United just need a draw in their final game against West Ham to avoid relegation this season.

Even if they fail to avoid relegation this season, they will at least be hoping to beat United and end their campaign on a high.

And Hull City boss Steve Bruce feels that his side will have a slight advantage on Sunday due to the match taking place at their home ground.

"It's a big positive that this game is at home," Bruce told Manchester United's official website. "We've got one of the giants of English football coming to us and we hope that with the fans right behind us and the players ready for the challenge ahead, we can upset the apple-cart."

Expected Line-ups:

Hull City: Harper; Chester, Dawson, McShane; Elmohamady, Meyler, Huddlestone, Quinn; N'Doye, Jelavic

Manchester United: Valdes; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Rojo; Blind, Herrera, Mata, Fellaini, Young; Rooney

Where to Watch Live

The EPL match is scheduled for 3pm BST (7:30pm IST, 10am ET), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 1 in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

Catch the action live in the UK live on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD, while viewers can also watch online via live streaming on Sky GO. The US viewers can watch the game live on NBC Sports and the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audiences in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can live stream the action on Fox Sports 4 with an option to live stream on Foxtel.

Also read